Giannis Antetokounmpo registered his second triple-double of the young season with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists on Sunday, helping the host Milwaukee Bucks get back on the winning track with a 144-109 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Nov 4, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (35) drives for the basket against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the fourth quarter at the Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The Bucks used an 18-1 run in the first quarter to take command in their first game since losing Thursday at Boston, their first defeat after opening the season 7-0.
Antetokounmpo, who had only one triple-double last season, hit eight of his 11 shots and nine of his 12 free throws. His other triple-double this season had come against Philadelphia last month.
Justin Jackson had 22 points for the Kings, who had won five in a row and were looking to sweep a four-game trip that began with wins over Miami, Orlando and Atlanta.
Raptors 121, Lakers 107
Serge Ibaka scored a career-best 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as visiting Toronto defeated Los Angeles.
Kyle Lowry added 21 points and matched his season best with 15 assists to set a club record of eight straight games with 10 or more assists. It was his seventh double-double this season.
Kyle Kuzma had 24 points for the Lakers while LeBron James had 18 points, Brandon Ingram 16, Lonzo Ball 12 and Rajon Rondo 10.
Wizards 108, Knicks 95
John Wall scored 26 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and Washington Wizards beat New York in the nation’s capital to snap a five-game losing streak.
With the score tied at 86 early in the fourth quarter, the Wizards went on an extended 16-2 run that included seven points by Beal, who also blocked a Mitchell Robinson layup at the other end during that stretch.
Dwight Howard had 10 points and 10 rebounds in his second game with the Wizards and Markieff Morris scored 16 points. Beal, who added eight rebounds, scored 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Wizards recorded their first home win.
Suns 102, Grizzlies 100
Devin Booker scored 25 points, including two key jump shots late in the game, as Phoenix ended a seven-game losing streak with a win over visiting Memphis.
Booker hit a 20-foot jump shot from the left wing with 1.7 seconds remaining over the Grizzlies’ Garrett Temple to give the Suns the lead for good. He also hit an 18-foot jumper from near the top of the key to give Phoenix a 100-98 lead with 29 seconds remaining.
Trevor Ariza scored 16 points and had nine rebounds for the Suns, and Mikal Bridges added 14 off the bench as the Suns won for the first time since defeating the Dallas Mavericks in their season opener.
Nets 122, 76ers 97
D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Caris LeVert added 20 points as Brooklyn pulled away in the third quarter to beat visiting Philadelphia, which committed 28 turnovers and remained winless on the road.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 21 points, while Jarrett Allen posted a double-double with 15 and 10 boards as the Nets shot 47.6 percent and overcame a 46-38 rebounding disparity by getting 11 steals and forcing the most turnovers in the NBA this season.
Ben Simmons led Philadelphia with 20 points and 12 rebounds for his seventh double-double. Joel Embiid posted his league-leading 10th double-double with 16 and 15 rebounds.
Magic 117, Spurs 110
Aaron Gordon poured in 26 points as visiting Orlando, at least for one night, played to its promise in a win over San Antonio.
Orlando led by 17 points heading to the final quarter and seemed to have put the game on ice with 3-pointers by Jerian Grant and Gordon and a follow-up dunk by rookie Mohamed Bamba to make it 99-76.
San Antonio, playing the second game of a home back-to-back, finally got rolling late to cut the Orlando lead to five points with 1:41 to play. But Nikola Vucevic hit a jumper and D.J. Augustin canned a pair of free throws with 16.2 remaining to repel the Spurs’ comeback bid.
Portland Trail Blazers 111, Timberwolves 81
Jusuf Nurkic scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Portland breezed to an easy win over visiting Minnesota.
Damian Lillard scored 18 points and CJ McCollum added 16 for the Trail Blazers, who were in front after the opening minutes and led by as many as 36 points. Meyers Leonard came off the bench for season highs in scoring (15) and rebounds (12) and Zach Collins added 11 points for the Blazers.
Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 23 points while Andrew Wiggins added 17.
—Field Level Media