Giannis' 48 Not Enough: Houston Rockets Prevail Against Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks basketball players were defeated by the Houston Rockets (112:108), despite a brutal game by Antetokounmpo

by Sededin Dedovic
Giannis' 48 Not Enough: Houston Rockets Prevail Against Milwaukee Bucks
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The Houston Rockets secured a hard-fought victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, with outstanding performances from several players. On the Houston team, the standout player was none other than "Baby Jokic," Alperen Şengun, who showed his skills with impressive statistics of 21 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.

Şengun seems to be in good form, as he is very consistent in his good play at the moment. The Rockets' dominance in the first half saw them build a commanding lead, peaking at +21. However, the Bucks came back hard, cutting the deficit.

Despite their efforts, Milwaukee could only cut the deficit to -4 by the end of the game, as the Rockets eventually emerged victorious. Şengun's stellar performances are complemented by contributions from other key players.

Jalen and Jeff Green each scored 16 points, while Jabari Smith added 14 points and an impressive 12 rebounds. Fred VanVleet showed off his dual-threat abilities with 14 points and seven assists, contributing significantly to the Rockets' success.

In addition, Kem Wiltmore and Aaron Holiday chipped in with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Giannis scored 48 points but still suffered a loss

Antetokounmpo finished the match with 48 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, and one block, but it wasn't enough.

He forced Giannis, though he had 16 of 25 from the field, one hit three-pointer from two attempts, but even 15 made free throws from 21 attempts. The resilience shown by the Rockets against the Bucks, a huge contender for the Eastern Conference, speaks volumes about the potential of a Rockets team that has been playing better and better lately.

Despite Milwaukee's efforts to close the gap, the Rockets' mental strength was great. Houston lived up to its role as a competitive force in the Western Conference. With this win, the Rockets improved their record to 18-16, currently sitting in ninth place in the conference standings.

On the other hand, the Bucks maintain their second place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-11. The Bucks will have to "get serious" in the rest of the season if they aim for the very top.

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