GIANNIS Antetokounmpo led the way with 31 points, seven rebounds and four blocks to help the Milwaukee Bucks snap a five-game losing streak with a 127-114 win against the Houston Rockets on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) in Milwaukee.
James Harden was a rebound shy of a triple-double with 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds for the Rockets who have split the first two games on their five-game road trip.
Antetokounmpo made 11-of-17 shots and scored nine points in the last 4:16.
Jabari Parker returned to the starting lineup one game after coming off the bench after a disciplinary measure for talking to the media after a players-only meeting. He finished with 28 points, 20 in the first half.
A 17-foot jumper from Jason Terry ignited an 11-0 run that gave Milwaukee the lead for good, 101-99.
Patrick Beverley scored 18 points for the Rockets.
Greg Monroe finished 17 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench for Milwaukee, which avenged its 111-92 loss at Houston last week.
Nene had 17 points, and Clint Capela and Ryan Anderson scored 16 apiece for Houston.