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Antetokounmpo, Bucks rally late to to beat Clippers 105-100

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 factors and sparked closing 9-0 run to assist the Milwaukee Bucks rally to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100 on Sunday for his or her fifth consecutive victory.

The Bucks gained for the primary time in 11 video games this season when trailing after three quarters.

Kawhi Leonard’s potential tying 3-point try bounced off the entrance rim with about 4 seconds left. Khris Middleton received the rebound and sealed it with two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining.

After Leonard’s jumper gave Los Angeles a 100-96 lead with 4:01 left, the Clippers didn’t rating once more.

Antetokounmpo has scored no less than 35 factors in 4 straight video games. He’s the primary Bucks participant to do this since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from Jan. 6-14, 1973.

Middleton added 19 factors, six rebounds and eight assists. Leonard scored 25 factors to lead the Clippers.

After trailing by seven factors within the fourth quarter, the Bucks regained the lead 101-100 when Antetokounmpo made two free throws with 1:57 left.

The Clippers had the ball with an opportunity to take the lead on three separate events after that however couldn’t convert. Paul George missed a contested layup with 1:35 remaining. Leonard missed a 3-point try with 1:05 left. George missed a 3-point attempt with about 44 seconds left.

Khris Middleton then discovered Antetokounmpo for a dunk to make it 103-100 with 10.3 seconds left. Antetokounmpo high-stepped up the courtroom in celebration because the Clippers known as a timeout.

The Clippers took a 81-77 lead into the fourth quarter after an 18-4 run that included 12 factors from Serge Ibaka, who completed with 15 factors and 11 rebounds.

George had 16 factors, seven rebounds and 7 assists for the Clippers. Lou Williams added 14 factors.

Middleton scored 19 factors, Donte DiVincenzo had 11 and Brook Lopez added 10 for the Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 14 rebounds and 5 assists.

TIP-INS

Clippers: Leonard and George carried Los Angeles within the first half by scoring 30 of the Clippers’ 48 factors. They received way more assist in the second half, notably from Ibaka and Williams. But every part fell aside within the final 4 minutes.

Bucks: Jrue Holiday returned to motion after lacking 10 video games due to the NBA’s well being and security protocols, although he confirmed some indicators of rust. Holiday got here off the bench halfway via the primary quarter and completed with two factors and three assists in 18 minutes. The Bucks went 5-5 within the video games Holiday missed.

UP NEXT

Clippers: At Boston on Tuesday night time.

Bucks: Host Denver on Tuesday night time.

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