A triple-double from Giannis Antetokounmpo powered Milwaukee Bucks to a sixth straight win as they beat Portland Trail Blazers 137-129 on Thursday night.
Last season’s MVP collected 24 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high 15 assists while Eric Bledsoe scored 30 points for the Bucks, who won for the 10th time in 11 games.
The win saw the Bucks move to the top of the Eastern Conference standings, half a game clear of the Boston Celtics after their overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Thursday’s other game saw Brandon Ingram score 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to power New Orleans Pelicans to a 124-121 win over Phoenix Suns.
JJ Redick added 26 points and Jrue Holiday 23 with nine assists for New Orleans, who won a third straight game.