Antetokounmpo's 49 points lead Bucks past Nets, 117-114
By CHARLES F. GARDNER Associated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) — In what was a terrific showdown of elite squads in the Eastern Conference, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 49 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks edged Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets 117-114.
Antetokounmpo also had eight rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots.
The two-time MVP went 21 for 36 from the field in his first game back after missing nearly two full games with a lingering ankle injury.
Durant had 42 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, but he missed a difficult fadeaway 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Up Next: Milwaukee meets Brooklyn again Tuesday for a rematch at Fiserv Forum.