As they began their title defense, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t let the celebration of the franchise’s first NBA championship in half a century get in the way.
Antetokounmpo recorded 32 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists in the Bucks’ 127-104 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, his first game since hitting 50 points in a title-clinching Game 6 NBA finals victory over the Phoenix Suns.
“We’re part of history,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’m excited. But now it’s over with. We’ve got to focus on building good habits, keep moving forward and keep playing good basketball and hopefully we can repeat this again this year, next year and all the years that we’re going to be here down the road.”
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry scored 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 121-114 season-opening victory over LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers.
The setback ruined the Lakers’ opening night in Hollywood, when superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis performed beautifully for three quarters before going cold in the fourth.
source : Guardian sport