Giannis & Bucks Blast Pistons (116-91) to Stay Undefeated (7-0)
After two weeks of basketball, the Milwaukee Bucks are the lone undefeated team in the NBA. Milwaukee won its seventh straight game to open the season last night with a 25-point victory over the Pistons (116-91) thanks to another big night from Giannis Antetokounmpo (32 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks). It was the sixth consecutive 30-point outing for the Greek Freak. The Bucks’ 7-0 start ties the franchise record for the best start to a season (2018 & 1971). Four of their seven wins have been double-digit blowouts.
Other NBA Highlights & Storylines
Nets Nearing Udoka Deal: Just hours after firing head coach Steve Nash, the Nets got to work on hiring suspended Celtics head coach Ime Udoka. Wednesday reports suggest the deal is almost finalized.
Herro Hits Game-Winner: Tyler Herro played the hero last night in Miami with a step-back 3 in the final seconds to lift the Heat over the Kings (110-107).
Luka’s Hot Start: Luka Doncic (33 points) made more history on Wednesday with his seventh straight 30-point game to open the season in the Mavericks’ win over the Jazz (103-100). He’s the first player since Wilt Chamberlain (1961) with seven 30-point games to open a season.
Lakers Top Pels in OT: Another LeBron James (20-10-8) vs. Zion Williamson (27-7-5) showdown in L.A. was worth the price of admission last night. The Lakers and Pelicans needed overtime before Los Angeles escaped with their second win of the year (120-117).
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