Bucks routs Clippers for 14th straight victory
Antetokounmpo, on his 25th birthday, made 11 of 20 shots and had his 21st double-double of the season.
Antetokounmpo left the game with Milwaukee ahead by 36 with 8:56 to play. The Bucks led by as many as 41 and extended their longest winning streak since winning 16 consecutive games over two seasons in 1973.
It was the 11th straight road win for the Lakers, who have lost just three games overall this season and sit atop the Western Conference standings.
The game was costly for Portland. Starting forward Rodney Hood was injured in the first quarter and the team later announced that he had torn his left Achilles tendon.
Portland coach Terry Stotts was ejected late in the third quarter after angrily protesting a foul call that earned him a double technical. It was the first time that Stotts has been tossed from a game as an NBA coach.
Damian Lillard, who helped pull Stotts back from the confrontation with referee Leon Wood, finished with 29 points. Portland trailed by as many as 27 points in the fourth quarter.
With Minnesota ahead 121-119 and a second remaining in regulation, Oklahoma City fouled Karl-Anthony Towns. He missed a free throw, then Minnesota was issued a technical foul for a delay of game because Jordan Bell did not have his jersey tucked in when he subbed in.
Danilo Gallinari made the technical free throw for Oklahoma City, then Towns shot his second free throw at the other end. He made it, putting Minnesota up two but giving Oklahoma City a chance at a throw-in. Steven Adams completed a nearly length-of-the-court pass to Dennis Schroder, who made a layup as time expired to force overtime.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points, Schroder added 25, Adams had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Gallinari scored 21 points. Jeff Teague scored a season-high 32 points, and Towns added 30 for the Timberwolves.
Kemba Walker added 19 points. The Celtics won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 9-0 at home. No Boston-area pro team has lost a home game since the Baltimore Orioles beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sept. 28.
The Nets (12-10) won for the fifth time in their last six road games, all while playing without injured point guard Kyrie Irving. Taurean Prince also scored 16 points, and Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 12 assists.
Devonte’ Graham had 29 points for the Hornets.
The Warriors beat the Bulls for the second time this season, their only victories in the last nine games. Golden State escaped when Zach LaVine missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Draymond Green secured the rebound. LaVine had 21 points, and Lauri Markkanen added 20 points for Chicago.
Butler finished with 11 assists and 11 rebounds for Miami, which is 9-0 at home for the first time in franchise history. Tyler Herro scored 22 points and Adebayo grabbed 14 rebounds.
Bradley Beal scored 23 points for Washington.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds in his return from an injury and San Antonio rallied from nine points down in the final 1:50 of regulation before beating Sacramento in overtime,
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- Denver Nuggets
- Detroit Pistons
- Los Angeles Clippers
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- Minnesota Timberwolves
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- Portland Trail Blazers
- Sacramento Kings