The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Indiana Pacers 140-126 at home in the 2023-2024 NBA Regular Season on Thursday (Dec. 14) at the Fifth Third Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Giannis Adetokunbo scored a Milwaukee Bucks franchise-record 64 points to lead the team to victory. Damian Lillard (21 points), Bobby Portis Jr. (19 points), and Khris Middleton (14 points) supported Adetokunbo in double figures.
The previous Milwaukee franchise record broken was 57 points by Ike Redd against the Utah Jazz in 2006, while Adetokunbo’s previous career high was 55 points against Washington in January 2023.
Indiana got 22 points and seven assists from Tyreese Halliburton and 22 points and nine rebounds from Myles Turner, but their inability to contain Adetokunbo, who was on top of his game, was their undoing as the rest of the team scored too little.
Damian Lillard added two more 3-pointers on the night, passing Kyle Korver for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers made list with his 2,451st career 3-pointer.
Brooklyn Nets use Cam-Mikal combo, All-Star trio to defeat Phoenix
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Phoenix Suns 116-112 on the road in a 2023-2024 NBA regular season game on Wednesday (Jan. 13) at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Brooklyn, led by 24 points from Cam Thomas and 21 from Mikal Bridges, overcame the debut of Phoenix’s big three for the first time in their careers to showcase their offensive balance.
Spencer Dinwiddie showed his versatility with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while Cameron Johnson and Nick Claxton also chipped in with 15 and 14 points, respectively. The win puts Brooklyn on a roll, winning seven of their last nine games to improve to 13-10 and eighth in the Eastern Conference.
Phoenix was led by Devin Booker’s 34 points, while Kevin Durant, who missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, scored 27 points and Bradley Beal added 14.
Brooklyn, which led through two quarters, allowed one comeback midway through the third before holding a slim five-point lead midway through the fourth.Phoenix pulled to within two points, 114-112, on a dunk by Keita Bates-Diop with 27 seconds left in regulation, but Cam Thomas missed two free throws.