By: Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a man on a mission.
The reigning NBA’s Most Valuable Player chalked up 29 points and 15 rebounds that proved to be unstoppable for the struggling NewYork Knicks as the Milwaukee Bucks trampled them, 132-88.
What’s more ridiculous than the stat-line was Giannis only needed 14 minutes to complete the double-double tally.
Punishing the Knicks form the start to the end, the East’s number one team surged through them in every facet of the game.
Shooting 10 out of 14 from the field, the high percentage night for Giannis dealt another heartbreaking loss to the last-placed Knicks.
Adding to the scoring barrage was DJ Wilson who tallied a career-high 19 points and Khris Middleton who had 16 in the drubbing win.
Meanwhile, Joel Embiid and the 76ers racked up another win against a tough and gritty Utah Jazz squad, 103-94.
The Indiana Pacers crushed the Memphis Grizzlies, 117-104, courtesy of a well-balanced artillery with 7 players scoring in double-figures.
In the west, the banged-up Golden State Warriors still can’t stop anybody as they were trounced by Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks, 104-79.
In the inter-conference showdown, Zach Lavine’s 28-point performance led the Chicago Bulls in an escape against a young and talented Sacramento Kings team, 113-106.