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Bucks win streak snapped in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Paul George delivered once again for Oklahoma City. Even Giannis Antetokounmpo was impressed.

George had 36 points and 13 rebounds, and the Thunder beat Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks 118-112 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.

George, an All-Star starter, scored seven points in the final 1:15 to help the Thunder hold off the team with the NBA's best record. As he stood at the free-throw line late in the game, the M-V-P chants that had been reserved for Russell Westbrook in recent years rained down on George.

"He was doing everything," said Antetokounmpo, another All-Star starter. "Making 3s, mid-range, dunking, floaters. It was a little of everything. He was playing amazing. Down the stretch, you know where the ball's going to go. It's going to go to Paul George, and he closed the game out for them and he played the right way."


Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 18 rebounds for Milwaukee, and Khris Middleton added 22 points.

Eric Bledsoe hit a 3-pointer with just over a minute left to cut Oklahoma City's lead to three, but George drained a 3-pointer in Malcolm Brogdon's face at the end of the shot clock to push the margin back up to six.

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