Giannis hurts wrist in Bucks’ win
CHICAGO >> Giannis Antetokounmpo broke Milwaukee’s career assists record before leaving the game because of a sprained right wrist, and the Bucks won their 12th straight, beating the Chicago Bulls 112-100 on Thursday night.
Brook Lopez scored a season-high 33 points. Jevon Carter had 22, and Jrue Holiday added 15 points and nine assists.
The Bucks were never seriously threatened. But Antetokounmpo’s injury early in the second quarter cast a cloud over a team that appeared to have so much going for it heading into the All-Star break.
The two-time MVP was hurt trying to block a finger roll attempt by Chicago’s Coby White after the
guard drove past him. He jammed his wrist against the stanchion and stayed down grimacing in pain.
Antetokounmpo finished with a season-low two points and three assists,
giving him 3,274 over 10 seasons to break Paul Pressey’s record of 3,272 from 1982 to 1990.
Antetokounmpo matched the assists mark when he fed Lopez for a 3-pointer two minutes into the game and broke it when he passed to Carter for another 3 that bumped Milwaukee’s lead to 19-10 in the first quarter. He also is the Bucks’ career leader in blocks, triple-doubles, free throws made, free throws attempted and minutes.
The Bulls lost their sixth in a row. Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 16 rebounds.
WIZARDS 114, TIMBERWOLVES 106 >> Bradley Beal had 13 of his 35 points over the final 41/2 minutes and Washington overcame a 20-point deficit to beat Minnesota.
Kyle Kuzma — who had 16 points on just 6-for-21 shooting — swished a topof-the-key fadeaway for a 107-106 lead that was Washington’s first of the game with 1:14 to go.