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.

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