Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had a triple double, the Milwaukee Bucks won by a score of 110-101 against the Pistons on Wednesday night in Detroit.
This is an eighth win this season and a third in a row for the Bucks. The latter have also defeated the Pistons in their last 10 clashes.
Antetokounmpo set the tone with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
The Bucks quickly took control of the game, dominating the first quarter 27-13. The Pistons finally reapplied in the second period with a production of 34 points, but were unable to catch up in the second half.
Jerami Grant led the Pistons with 22 points.
In New York, the Brooklyn Nets were able to count on Kevin Durant to lead them to a 116-109 victory over the Knicks. Durant amassed 26 points for the visitors.
After giving themselves a very slim lead of 26 to 25 in the first quarter, the Nets took control in the second as they dominated 35 to 20. Despite a 33 point surge in the fourth quarter, the Knicks were unable to avoid this fourth consecutive defeat.
Julius Randle led the Knicks with 30 points.
In Charlotte, the Hornets suffered their first loss in five games, falling 104-93 to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks started the game strong unlike the Hornets, taking a 32-16 lead. The rest of the game was more hotly contested even though the home side couldn’t turn things around.
Luka Doncic had quite a game for the visitors, registering 34 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.
Elsewhere in the NBA, games between the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns, between the Utah Jazz and the Washington Wizards, as well as between the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic have all been postponed. as a preventive measure against COVID-19.