Ebene News – CA – Bucks vs. Lakers – Game Recap – March 31, 2021 – ESPN

LOS ANGELES – – Andre Drummond left his Lakers debut with a bruised right toe, and Jrue Holiday scored 28 points in the Milwaukee Bucks 112-97 win over Los Angeles on Wednesday night

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Khris Middleton added 17 points and eight assists as the Bucks broke their three-game losing streak with a professional victory over the exhausted reigning NBA champions, who are still without LeBron James and Anthony Davis

Drummond scored four runs in 14 minutes before limping off the field at the start of the third quarter after attempting to play without the nail on his right big toe The nail was completely torn off in the first quarter when the cross Bucks Brook Lopez stepped on Drummond’s foot but Drummond said he didn’t notice the extent of the injury until half-time even though it was’ very, very painful”

“For this to happen to me in Game 1 is a little deflating for me, but I have my head held high,” said Drummond, who had not played in a game for Cleveland since February. 12 “I will play match by match and come back better than ever”

X-rays were negative on the new Los Angeles center, but the bruise adds another injury issue to the Lakers’ roster ahead of a tough schedule in April James missed his sixth straight game for the Lakers with a sprained right ankle, and Davis missed his 20th consecutive game with a right calf injury

“We don’t worry about it,” coach Frank Vogel said of growing Lakers injuries “We worry about the guys in uniform We know we have had enough We have a deep team We played better basketball and we know we can win Our group is going to grind”

Montrezl Harrell scored 19 points and Dennis Schröder added 17 points for the Lakers’ supporting cast, but their two-game winning streak ended against the mighty Bucks, who rebounded intelligently from a loss to the Clippers

“I think it was important (because) the starters didn’t play well the last two games,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said. “They have high standards, high expectations of each other They set the bar high We have to play well, play hard There was a bit of that tonight”

Bucks: Bobby Portis missed his fourth straight game under NBA health and safety protocols PJ Tucker missed his fourth straight game with a strained left calf Donte DiVincenzo was called up for a gross foul on Kentavious Caldwell- Pope in the third quarter

Lakers: Kyle Kuzma scored 16 points, but went 1 for 9 of 3 points They hit eight of their first 12 3-pointers, a solid effort from a 23rd-ranked team with a 3-point shooting percentage They then missed 22 of their last 24

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his two brothers split the field for 52 seconds at the end of the fourth quarter Thanasis Antetokounmpo is Giannis’ teammate with the Bucks, while Kostas Antetokounmpo is a reserve for the Lakers

The Greek brothers also gathered on the field after the buzzer for a hug and a memorable conversation

“You can never have such a feeling,” said Giannis “That moment, seeing the guys I grew up with, we slept in the same bed, we were looking at the ceiling and wondering if we were going to one day play in the NBA, be out on the court and see our mom watch and videotape I think it’s the best time I’ve ever had in the NBA “

Giannis left the game after just five simultaneous possessions for the three brothers, but he watched happily from the bench as Thanasis drilled a 3-point step back on Kostas with 1:01 to go

“Thanasis is ruthless, man,” Giannis said. “One step back on his little brother? Come on, man How can you do that to your little brother?”

The Antetokounmpos became the second trio of brothers to play at the same time in an NBA game Jrue Holiday and his brothers, Justin and Aaron, did so in December 2019

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Ebene News – CA – Bucks vs Lakers – Game Recap – March 31, 2021 – ESPN

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