Parker, Giannis lift Bucks past Rockets
Jabari Parker scored a career-high 36 points, and Giannis Antetokounmpo added a triple-double in the Bucks' 128-121 win over the Houston Rockets Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Khris Middleton scored 30 points, including the go-ahead bucket combined with a foul on James Harden with six minutes to play. Parker helped ice the win with some key buckets from there, and Giannis finished with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists for his second career triple-double.
Former Badger and Sheboygan native Sam Dekker did not play, but was on the bench after being activated the day before. Dekker has missed significant time this season after back surgery.
Dwight Howard scored 30, James Harden 26 in a losing effort for Houston. The Bucks have recorded 17 of their 25 wins at home this season.