Chicago (United States), 28 Feb. Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo returned on Tuesday after missing the match against the Phoenix Suns with a knee problem and signed the Milwaukee Bucks’ fifteenth consecutive victory, this time at home against the Brooklyn Nets (118-104).

Giannis scored a double-double of 33 points and 15 rebounds, along with four assists, and came through after a difficult period, during which he injured his right wrist before the All-Star break and during which he suffered a right knee problem in last week’s game against the Miami Heat.

The Greek was supported by Khris Middleton’s 18 points off the bench and Jrue Holiday’s fourteen and eight assists.

The Bucks continued their good form and are now leading the Eastern Conference (44-17), ahead of the Boston Celtics (44-18).

The Nets are still in free fall after the departures of Kevin Durant, signed by the Suns, and Kyrie Irving, now with the Dallas Mavericks.

They lost their third straight game and the fifth of their last six. They are sixth (34-27), under pressure from the Miami Heat (33-29). EFE


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