Giannis Antetokounmpo rocks Utah Jazz with 50-point outburst in Milwaukee Bucks’ win


Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points, collected 14 rebounds and dished out six assists with no turnovers to help the Milwaukee Bucks hold on for a 122-118 win over the visiting Utah Jazz on Monday night.

Wesley Matthews added 19 points and Eric Bledsoe chipped in 13 for the Bucks, who won for the 12th time in 13 games and avenged their only loss during that stretch.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks are 14-3 after their first 17 games to sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.Credit:Getty Images

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and Donovan Mitchell added 20 for the Jazz.

Utah rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and cut Milwaukee’s lead to 120-118 on Mitchell’s layup with 43.8 seconds remaining. The Jazz had a chance to tie, but Brook Lopez blocked another layup attempt from Mitchell with 4.4 seconds left. Pat Connaughton hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.



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