The Milwaukee Bucks continued their impressive run in the NBA tournament, defeating the Washington Wizards on their home court by a score of 131-128. Despite facing some challenges and allowing the Wizards to lead for extended periods, the Bucks managed to pull out a victory in the closing moments.
Brook Lopez led the Bucks with a game-high 39 points, while Damian Lillard contributed 31 points and 10 assists. Janis Adetokumbo added 31 points and nine rebounds. No other Bucks player reached double figures in scoring. Jordan Poole led Washington with 26 points.
With the win, the Bucks remain undefeated in Group B of the East with a 3-0 record. The Wizards, on the other hand, are in last place with a 0-4 record.
New York Knicks Overcome Deficit to Defeat Miami Heat
In another Group B matchup, the New York Knicks staged a remarkable comeback to defeat the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks trailed by as many as 22 points in the second half, but they rallied with a 12-0 run to take a 99-96 lead with just over a minute remaining in the game. Jaylen Brunson led the Knicks with 24 points, while Immanuel Quickley chipped in with 22 points.
Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 22 points, while Bam Adebayo added 23 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams now have a 2-2 record in Group B.
Kings Outlast Timberwolves in Duel of Young Stars
In a clash of explosive young stars, the Sacramento Kings defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 124-111.
D'Aaron Fox led the way for the Kings with 36 points and 12 assists, while Anthony Edwards responded with 35 points for the Timberwolves.
Warriors Edge Spurs Behind Steph Curry's 35 Points
The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 118-112 thanks in large part to Steph Curry's 35-point performance.
Curry was on fire from beyond the arc, hitting seven three-pointers in the game. The Warriors are now 2-1 in Group B, while the Spurs are 1-3.