Antetokounmpo, Harden and Young shine; Jokic wins the duel to Doncic


Houston (USA), Jan 9 (EFE) .- The Milwaukee Bucks regained their shape and with one more victory they control the league with the best mark so far this season thanks again to the good work of the wing. Greek pivot Giannis Antetokoumpo who added another double-double and established himself as leader of the NBA in that section.

While escort James Harden and base Trae Young made history by getting triple-doubles. And, the duel of European players between the Serbian center Nikola Jokic and Slovenian base Luka Doncic, fell on the side of the first to be decisive in the triumph of the Denver Nuggets.

Antetokounmpo contributed a double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who defeated the Golden State Warriors 98-107, and expanded their global brand, the best in the league, to 33-6.

Milwaukee recovered with a hard-fought victory against the Warriors, after his five-game winning streak broke on Monday by losing 104-126 against the San Antonio Spurs.

Antetokounmpo completed his double-double number 32 and continues to lead the league in that section, although he still has discomfort in his back.

Harden contributed triple-double and led the Houston Rockets to a 115-122 home victory over the Atlanta Hawks, who also had Young with another triple-double.

Young and Harden are the first players to record double triples of at least 40 points in the same match.

Harden, who spent 40 minutes on the court, scored 41 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The Rockets star player scored 22 points in the first quarter.

Young, in 39 minutes of action, achieved 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the leader of the Hawks. And Jokic scored 33 points as the leading scorer for the Nuggets, who beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-107.

The pivot star of the Nuggets scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half of the game, including the winning basket with eight seconds left of regulation time.

Jokic, who scored 47 points last Monday in his team's victory over the Hawks, scored his first goals with 4:00 left in the first half, and also finished with seven assists and six rebounds.

On the other hand, Doncic stayed at a rebound of what would have been the twelfth triple-double of the season with 27 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists in 37 minutes of play.

The former Real Madrid player scored 11 of 24 field shots, including 1 of 7 triples, and 4 of 6 from the personnel line.

In turn, the Spanish nationalized Congolese Serge Ibaka and the forward Terence Davis each got 23 points and 11 rebounds each as leaders of the Toronto Raptors attack, which in time of defeat defeated the Charlotte Hornets 110-112.

Escort DeMar DeRozan, with 30 points, led the attack of the San Antonio Spurs, which won from visitors 114-129 in the time of extension to the Boston Celtics.

For the Celtics, Kemba Walker returned after missing three games due to the flu and was sent off with consecutive technical fouls when the referees protested a foul in the third quarter.

Croatian forward Bojan Bogdanovic and Cameroonian reserve base Emmanuel Mudiay each scored 20 points each as leaders of the Utah Jazz attack, who won the New York Knicks 128-104 and achieved the seventh straight win.

Reserve guard Tayler Herro got 19 points for the Miami Heat, who won at home 108-122 at the Indiana Pacers.

The Swiss pivot of Montenegrin origin Nicola Vucevic achieved 29 points and nine rebounds in the victory of the Orlando Magic by a blunt 123-89 over the Washington Wizards.

The forward Brandon Ingram got a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds as leader of the New Orleans Pelicans, who surpassed (123-108) the Chicago Bulls who added the fifth consecutive loss. The Pelicans won for the seventh time in the last 10 games.

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