Bucks Fall Despite Antetokounmpo's Heroics

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In a gripping showdown, the Milwaukee Bucks faced a tough defeat against the New Orleans Pelicans with a final score of 107-100. Despite a stellar performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks were unable to secure a victory, putting them under intense pressure from rivals Knicks and Cavaliers for the second spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Bucks, with a solid home record of 29-8 but struggling on the road at 17-19, now stand at 46-27 for the season. Meanwhile, the Pelicans, boasting a commendable home record of 21-14 and strong away performance at 24-14, improved their standing to 45-28.

Antetokounmpo showcased his unstoppable prowess with an extraordinary burst of 20 consecutive points during the third quarter, rallying his team. However, despite his remarkable efforts, the Bucks fell short. While Damian Lillard and Malik Beasley displayed flashes of brilliance for Milwaukee, they were unable to turn the tide in their favor.

On the Pelicans' side, Zion Williamson played a pivotal role in wearing down the Bucks' defense, while CJ McCollum outperformed Lillard in their matchup. Additionally, contributions from players like Murphy and Valanciunas proved crucial on both ends of the court, with stellar performances in defense and offense respectively.

(Source: In.gr)

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