The Milwaukee Bucks upset the Indiana Pacers 128-119, with Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring a season-high 50 points to help the defending NBA champions snap a two-game losing streak.
Giannis Antetokounmpo grabbed 14 rebounds and hit 17 of his 21 shots, while Khris Middleton scored 19 points.
Since the Bucks won their first title in 50 years back in July, this is the first time Greek superstar Antetokounmpo has scored 50 points.
“It’s a good feeling to have 50,” he remarked, “and you’ll always remember it.”
Buddy Hield led Indiana with 36 points, while Jrue Holiday added 14 points and eight assists.
Meanwhile, Jaylen Brown scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 135-87 to win their ninth straight game.
Jayson Tatum contributed 28 points and 12 rebounds to Brown’s performance.
The Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 103-96 thanks to Devin Booker’s 26 points and Chris Paul’s 17 points and 14 assists.
The Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to win the Charlotte Hornets 126-120 in overtime, thanks to Karl-Anthony Towns’ 39 points and 15 rebounds.
The Dallas Mavericks upset the Miami Heat 107-99 after coming back from a 13-point deficit. Luka Doncic led the way with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists.
The Memphis Grizzlies made it six victories in a row with a 121-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, led by Tyus Jones’ 27 points.
The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-116, with Trae Young scoring 41 points for the seventh game this season.