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NBA: Antetokounmpo meets the Lakers | NBA 2021

 NBA: Antetokounmpo meets the Lakers |  NBA 2021

Score 47 points in Milwaukee’s victory (109-102). LeBron James missed his eighth straight game due to injury

Antetokounmpo smashes the Lakers’ rim.Morry gashAP

Peaceful night and to remember in Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 47 points and forward Khris Middleton tied the franchise record with his best professional 3-point record as the Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 109-102.

Middleton returned after missing eight games while under Covid-19 protocols and scored two consecutive triples 30 seconds apart early in the fourth quarter that gave the reigning champions the decisive lead on the scoreboard.

The second of those triples was his 1,051 with the Bucks and allowed him to equal Ray allen for the top spot on the team’s all-time list. Allen holds the NBA record with 2,973 triples, in a career that also included stints with the Seattle SuperSonics, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.

The Bucks kicked off a five-game home series with victory, after returning from a five-game road trip with two wins and three losses, including those suffered against the Celtics and Atlanta, in the last two games they played.

The star forward Lebron James missed the eighth straight game with the Lakers due to abdominal strain. The Los Angeles team, without their superstar, has a losing record of 3-5. The star base Russell westbrook obtained 19 points, the pvot Anthony Davis reached 18, forward Malik Monk scored 11 and veteran power forward Carmelo anthony he got 10, but in the end they could not avoid the defeat of the Lakers.

Antetokounmpo posted his highest score since hitting 50 in Game 6 of the Finals victory over the Phoenix Suns. A triumph that earned him the first Milwaukee title since 1971.

From Staples Center to Crypto.com Arena

Before the game, the Lakers coach, Frank vogel, spoke pragmatically about the change of name to the Los Angeles team starting on Christmas Eve. The venue, known as the Staples Center since its opening in October 1999, will become the Crypto.com Arena.

“It’s difficult, do you know what I mean?” Vogel told reporters. “Lakers fans and true sports fans in general, I suppose they will always identify that field as the Staples Center. I understand the disappointment the fans will have, but that’s the world,” he added.

Reference from elmundo