Eric Bledsoe leads Bucks past Kings in OT

Eric Bledsoe scored five of his 26 points in overtime when Milwaukee played all but the final 12 seconds without Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Bucks beat the Kings 141-140 in Sacramento on Wednesday night.

Bledsoe added 13 assists and 12 rebounds for a riple-double to help the Bucks to their sixth straight win. Malcolm Brogdon had 25 points, including a 3-pointer late in overtime, and Khris Middleton and Nikola Mirotic scored 21 points apiece.

Milwaukee improved to an NBA-best 47-14.

Antetokounmpo scored 17 points and made two key baskets late in the fourth quarter but spent nearly all of overtime on the bench with a gray towel wrapped around his shoulders in his first game back from a sore knee. He came back with 11.8 seconds remaining and made three inbounds passes but did not take a shot.

Buddy Hield had 32 points and six rebounds for the Kings.

Sacramento rookie Marvin Bagley III departed with a left knee strain. The second overall pick in the draft, Bagley appeared to bang knees with Brogdon while trying to go around a screen.

Trail Blazers 97, Celtics 92: Damian Lillard scored 21 of his 33 points in the second half and visiting Portland handed Boston its fourth straight loss. Maurice Harkless had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Jusef Nurkic scored 16 points, and CJ McCollum finished with 14 points for the Blazers. They have won a season-best five straight.

Jazz 111, Clippers 105: Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points, Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Utah beat visiting Los Angeles. Derrick Favors and Ricky Rubio added 13 points apiece.

Lakers 125, Pelicans 119: LeBron James scored 33 points, Brandon Ingram added 23 and host Los Angeles weathered strong performances by Anthony Davis and Julius Randle to beat New Orleans.

Rockets 118, Hornets 113: James Harden scored 30 points, Clint Capela had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Houston beat host Charlotte for its third straight victory.

Hawks 131, T’wolves 123: Trae Young matched the personal high he set earlier in the week with 36 points, John Collins had 33 and Atlanta beat visiting Minnesota in overtime.

Spurs 105, Pistons 93: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, DeMar DeRozan had 17 points and 13 points, and San Antonio returned home after a 25-day absence to beat Detroit and snap a three-game skid.

Mavericks 110, Pacers 101: Luka Doncic had 26 points and 10 rebounds in his final game as a teenager, fellow rookie Jalen Brunson scored a season-high 24 points and host Dallas beat Indiana to end a five-game losing streak.

Wizards 125, Nets 116: Bradley Beal scored 31 points, Trevor Ariza had 23 points and 10 rebounds and visiting Washington beat Brooklyn. Reserve Thomas Bryant added 18 points.

Bulls 109, Grizzlies 107: Zach LaVine scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter to help Chicago beat host Memphis for its fourth victory in five games.

This post was originally posted at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *