The Milwaukee Bucks claimed a 104-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a battle between two of the NBA's best teams on Sunday.
Both squads were 6-0 last time they met in late October, but each team were missing a superstar. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard, however, were both on the floor and faced each other for the first time this season in Toronto.
Milwaukee proved to be too much for Toronto and improved to 2-0 against the Raptors.
Antetokounmpo has been one of the favourites to win MVP so far this season. He scored 19 points, grabbed 19 boards and had six assists. He was a jack of all trades as usual. Brook Lopez made five three-pointers and tied Antetokounmpo's team high of 19 points. Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 18 points of his own.
Serge Ibaka scored a game-high 22 points on an inefficient nine-of-21 shooting. Leonard tallied 20 points, which was the second highest total in the game. He also had eight rebounds and four assists, but it was far from his best performance.
The 21-7 Raptors still have a strong hold on the Eastern Conference, but they have been tested lately, as they have lost three of their last four games.
Holiday the hero for Pelicans
Jrue Holiday scored 37 points on 14-of-22 shooting in the Pelicans' 116-108 victory over the Pistons.
Blake Griffin scored 35 points on 13-of-25 shooting in the Pistons' loss.
DeMar DeRozan had 26 points, six rebounds and eight assists in the Spurs' 110-97 win over the Jazz.
Eric Bledsoe scored nine points on four-of-14 shooting in the Bucks' victory over the Raptors.
Anthony Davis scored just six points on two-of-seven shooting in 26 minutes against the Pistons. He was limited by a hip injury.
Monk with the slam
A Michael Kidd-Gilchrist block freed Malik Monk up for a fast break slam in the Hornets' 119-107 victory over the Knicks.
New Orleans Pelicans 116-108 Detroit Pistons
Milwaukee Bucks 104-99 Toronto Raptors
San Antonio Spurs 110-97 Utah Jazz
Charlotte Hornets 119-107 New York Knicks
Heat at Lakers
Neither of these two teams are considered to be top contenders this season but there is a much bigger story in the works. Dwyane Wade says this will be his final NBA season, and this game will likely be the final time he gets to play against his good friend LeBron James. Both are set to be Hall of Famers and they took the league by storm when they formed a trio alongside Chris Bosh, which brought Miami three championships.
20 de marzo 2019
|Morata defends Simeone from criticism|
|Pogba: Real Madrid is a dream for anyone|
|Tierney joins Robertson in missing Kazakhstan-Scotland|
|Ichiro´s standing ovation & A´s pitching woes - Five things you may have missed from MLB opener|
|De Jong asked Koeman for Barcelona advice|
|Proteas duo Ngidi and Nortje ruled out of IPL|
|Meet Brody Oliver - The engineering graduate set to test his NFL mettle|
|Rayo Vallecano reappoint Paco Jemez|
|Neres, Rice, Zaniolo and the most exciting debutants of the international break|
|Giroud hints at Lyon interest|
|PRB confirms all four Welsh regions will remain next season|
|Salah goals will come again, believes Klopp|
|Casillas to end career at Porto after signing new deal|
|Pogba wants Solskjaer to get permanent Manchester United job|
|Vunipola defends captain Farrell|
|Crazy season is testing Tottenham´s character, says Rose|
|Anscombe warns of potential Wales exodus|
|54 shots and lose 1-0 - Nacional Potosi suffer ultimate smash-and-grab defeat|
|Middleton: Bucks itching for the playoffs|
|SANZAAR to clarify Super Rugby future amid reports of Sunwolves axe|
|Trippier admits he ´could have done better´ for Tottenham|
|Thompson non-committal over World Cup|
|Heaton hails ´outstanding´ England rival Pickford|
|Ronaldo doesn´t have to prove anything – Cancelo|
|Bucks hand Lakers fourth consecutive loss|
|Menotti worried about ´very tired´ Messi|
|Gabriel Jesus: Post-World Cup most difficult moment of career|
|Rockets´ James Harden makes NBA history|
|Musso honoured to have Messi back with Argentina|
|Clippers coach Rivers denies report he´s interested in Lakers job|
|Former Packers linebacker Matthews signs with Rams|
|MLB preview: Projecting AL East|
|Raiders sign linebacker Burfict|
|Adrien´s a prisoner at PSG – Rabiot´s mother slams Ligue 1 champs|
|Navas criticises Solari over lack of Madrid chances|
|Vinicius: I chose Madrid project over Barca money|
|Griezmann´s sister denies Barcelona contact|
|Barkley on Beckham trade: I was sad to see him go|
|Fleming steps down as Stars head coach|
|Rain washes out Miami Open as Andreescu prepares for action|
|PSG condemn ex-Manchester United defender Evra´s comments|
19 de marzo 2019
|Cowboys sign former Packers wide receiver Cobb|
|Nations League glory would top World Cup run, says Kane|
|Chelsea star Hazard ´not working´ on Real Madrid move|
|Retiring Safarova set for Prague swansong|
|Giggs fires back at Ibrahimovic´s ´Circle of Ferguson´ jibe|
|Sterling ´spot on´ with media criticism, says England team-mate Rose|
|Miller times it right as South Africa take super route to victory|
|Panthers sign DE Bruce Irvin|
|Blues sign Wales wing Adams|
|Man Utd fan McGregor reveals admiration for Ronaldo, Ferguson and Solskjaer|
|PSG confirm knee injuries for Meunier and Alves|
|Wilder v Breazeale booked for Brooklyn in May|
|Sterling in the running for player of the year - Kane|
|Scarlets trio sign new contracts after Grand Slam heroics|
|She makes notes on every match - former coach hails hungry Andreescu|
|Kane confident Hudson-Odoi will shine for England|
|LeBron, Antetokounmpo to sit out Lakers-Bucks|
|Warrington wants unification fights - but first faces Galahad in June|
|Roglic snatches Tirreno-Adriatico victory by one second from Yates|
|Silva fined by FA for post-Newcastle ref rant|
|New date for Manchester City v Cardiff game|
|Trout reportedly set to sign record-breaking deal with Angels|
|PSG appeal against reopened FFP case upheld by CAS|
|Team Sky to become Team INEOS as new deal confirmed|
|Canales had given up on Spain dream|
|Low undecided on whether Neuer or Ter Stegen will face Serbia|
|Sane hails Guardiola influence on development|
|Japanese Olympic Committee president to stand down amid corruption investigation|
|Pivac ´disappointed´ with Edwards´ comments|