Top player of the day: Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 55 points against the Washington Wizards. With Chris Middleton’s continued absence, the Greek freak continues to impose his will against opposing defenses.
– Oklahoma City Thunder guard Tre Mann was 21 off the bench in a big win over the Boston Celtics. Mann also recorded 3 steals, 2 blocks and 6 rebounds.
– DeAaron Fox continued his 37-point performance with two blocks and six assists as the star point guard for the Sacramento Kings. Fox scored 22 points in the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz, including the final shot that gave Sacramento the win.
– Utah forward Lauri Markkanen shined in the loss to the Kings. Markkanen scored his 28 points and nearly knocked down a tying his shot that would have forced overtime.
Bucks center Brook Lopez, the league leader in blocks, had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks in the win against the Wizards.
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