Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks with 32 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, and two blocked shots in 32 minutes against Detroit. He scored 30 of his 32 points in the paint. Chill, Giannis.
I keep harping on it, but it's as crazy an explosion as Steph's three-point revolution.— Paul Headley NBA (@PaulHeadleyNBA) December 18, 2018
John Collins ranked 12th in dunks last year (123). Giannis has already equalled that total in 27 games. At this rate, he'll eclipse Capela's league-leading 213 from last year after 47 games. pic.twitter.com/cH2SjOjEpn
Khris Middleton broke out for 22 points and 6 assists while knocking down three triples. Point guard Eric Bledsoe chipped in with 17 points and 9 assists with only one turnover but did have some horribly timed missed free throws. D.J. Wilson stole the show, however. In 26 minutes he scored 9 points to go along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Wut.
Point guard Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) and Ersan Ilyasova (face) are still “day-to-day” as they rehab their injuries. Their status for tonight’s game has yet to be determined.
Player to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo
This seems obvious, but this is a big time matchup against Anthony Davis. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Let’s see how the Greek Freak attacks AD on both ends.
With all the talent on the Pelicans roster, to say that they have been underperforming this season is an understatement. They currently sit at 15-16 overall and are coming off of a 102-96 home loss to the Miami Heat. Yikes.
Anthony Davis dropped 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting while point guard Jrue Holiday added 22 points. Julius Randle scored 17 points and hauled in 10 rebounds. Here are two big issues for New Orleans: Solomon Hill is in their starting lineup, and their second unit offers little support. This is a recipe for chaos.
The Pelicans have the 4th-best offensive rating in the NBA at 112.3, but they will be without both Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic for tonight’s game against the Bucks. That is a huge blow.
#Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry says Nikola Mirotic and Julius Randle won’t play tomorrow at Milwaukee.— Daniel Sallerson (@dsallerson) December 18, 2018
Player to Watch: Anthony Davis
It’s here...Anthony Davis vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo...SOON.
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