The Greek power forward Giannis Antetokoumpo returned to the formation of the Milwaukee Bucks and with a double-double of 29 points and 17 rebounds returned to be the leader who guided his team to the 99-112 triumph achieved by visitors against the Chicago Bulls.
Antetokounmpo got his thirty-ninth double-double of the season in his reappearance after being absent on Saturday from his fourth game of the season, against the Orlando Magic in Milwaukee, due to discomfort in his right knee.
In that encounter, the Magic limited the Bucks to their lowest score of the season and stopped a six-game winning streak at Milwaukee by beating them 83-103.
Escort Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points and forward Khris Middleton had 16 points to help league leader Milwaukee win for the seventh time in eight games and improve to 13-2 in their past 15 games.
Meanwhile, the Bucks have the best record of the Eastern Conference and the league (42-14).
The guard Zach LaVine finished with 27 points, 17 in the first half, and the Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen contributed a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds that allowed the Bulls to stay in the match until the end, but again failed in the decisive moments.
Forward Otto Porter Jr., acquired last week from the Washington Wizards, contributed 18 points in his third game with the Bulls, but Chicago lost for the fourth time in five games and dropped to 3-18 in the past 21 meetings that have taken place. disputed.
The Bucks built a 100-86 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but an 11-0 Bulls run toward the end of the period reduced the distance to three points with less than three minutes left.
The Bucks ended the match with a 12-2 run to seal the victory. (USEFE) .-