Big performances from Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez carried the Milwaukee Bucks to a 110-108 victory against the Detroit Pistons on Monday.
With their win, the Bucks are now 6-0, and the NBA’s last remaining unbeaten team.
Two-time MVP Antetokounmpo led the way with a game-high 31 points on 12-of-23 shooting, and he delivered in an important stretch of the game.
After the Bucks came out of halftime with a 60-52 lead, the Pistons got on a quick run, cutting the margin to one at 62-61, before Antetokounmpo scored his team’s first 10 points of the third quarter to steady the ship.
He was supported well by Holiday, who scored 25 points with an efficient long-range shooting performance, finishing seven-of-15 from the field while hitting five of his 11 three-point attempts. He also added 10 assists and seven rebounds
Meanwhile, Lopez was a force in the middle of the paint, scoring 26 points (10-of-16) with nine rebounds and two blocks.
For the Pistons, Cade Cunningham was excellent with 27 points (11-of-23), seven assists and six rebounds, while the fifth overall pick from this year’s NBA Draft, Jaden Ivey, had seven of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to make it a game down the stretch.
Brooklyn Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers 116-109 to pick up only their second win of the season. Kevin Durant led the scoring with 36 points, while Kyrie Irving scored 28 points for the Nets. Chris Duarte scored 30 points for the Pacers in the game.
Philadelphia 76ers claimed a 118-111 win over the Washington Wizards for their fourth win of the season in the NBA. Tyrese Maxey scored 28 points for the Sixers and James Harden contributed 23 points and 17 assists in the game. Kristaps Porzingis scored 32 points for the Wizards.
Sacramento Kings picked up their second win in succession with a 115-108 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Kevin Huerter scored 26 points and Davion Mitchell contributed 23 points for the Kings in the game. PJ Washington scored 28 points for the Hornets in the game.
Toronto Raptors defeated the Atlanta Hawks 139-109 in their NBA clash on Monday. Pascal Siakam led the scoring with a double-double of 31 points and 12 rebounds, as Precious Achiuwa scored ten points for the Raptors. Dejounte Murray scored 20 points for the Hawks in the game.
Utah Jazz picked up their sixth win of the season by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 121-105 in their encounter on Monday. Lauri Markkanen scored 31 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz in the game as Ja Morant contributed 37 points for the Grizzlies.
Los Angeles Clippers claimed a 95-93 win over the Houston Rockets to condemn them to a seventh defeat in eight games this season. Paul George scored 35 points as Ivica Zubac also contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds. Kenyon Martin Jr scored 23 points for the Rockets.