Bucks school Warriors, Thunder thump Rockets
The Milwaukee Bucks made a statement on Friday (Thailand time) with a 134-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors, snapping the two-time defending champions’ eight-game NBA winning streak.
The ever-improving Bucks imposed their will on a Warriors team that was without injured Draymond Green and lost Stephen Curry to a left adductor strain in the third quarter.
Milwaukee’s Eric Bledsoe led all scorers with 26 points, 10 of them in the Bucks’ 41-point third quarter.
Paul George scored 20 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a seventh straight victory, a dominant 98-80 home triumph over the Houston Rockets.
In Phoenix, the Boston Celtics rallied from a 22-point third-quarter deficit to hand the Suns a heartbreaking 116-109 overtime defeat.
The Suns, meanwhile, have lost nine of 10 in a disastrous start to the season.