GIANNIS Antetokounmpo dominated on both ends of the floor and rookie Malcolm Brogdon recorded his first triple double as they led the Milwaukee Bucks in beating the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).
The ‘Greek Freak’ finished with 35 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and a career-high seven blocks, five in the first half.
Brogdon, a starter at shooting guard after being picked 36th overall in this year’s draft, had 15 points, 11 boards and dished out 12 assists.
Chicago led by 10 early in the first quarter and had a slim 51-49 lead at halftime but would sputter in the face of a Bucks defense.
The Bucks were up 80-79 at the 11:47 mark of the fourth quarter before Antetokounmpo sparked a 10-0 run to widen the gap 90-79.
Milwaukee outscored the Bulls 67-45 in the second half.
Jabari Parker was 10-for-15 from the field for 27 points. Reserve center Greg Monroe had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Jimmy Butler had 26 points and eight assists for Chicago which experienced its second straight setback. Robin Lopez had 12 rebounds and 10 points. Doug McDermott added 13 markers off the bench.