Ebene News – United States – Andre Drummond’s debut spoiled by injury, Bucks beat Lakers 112-97

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 X-rays were negative on the new Los Angeles center, but the bruise adds another injury issue to the list of the Lakers ahead of a difficult schedule in April

James missed his sixth straight game for the Lakers with a sprained right ankle, and Davis missed his 20th straight game with a right calf injury Montrezl Harrell scored 19 points and Dennis Schröder added 17 points for the supporting cast of the Lakers, whose two-game winning streak has ended

Drummond started for the Lakers in his first NBA game in 6.5 weeks, but was not on the floor to start the second half as he apparently received treatment on his toes He checked in and went through a few other possessions before retiring from the game in clear pain

The Lakers signed Drummond last weekend after 8 and a half NBA seasons in Detroit and Cleveland The center was playing its first game since February 12 because the Cavaliers shut it down to give the younger ones playing time contributors

The four-time NBA rebounding champion set to play meaningful minutes for Los Angeles at the expense of Marc Gasol, who only played in the fourth quarter against Milwaukee

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

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Ebene News – United States – Andre Drummond’s debut spoiled by injuries, Bucks beat Lakers 112-97

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