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Tuesday, December 03, 2019 1:00 am

NBA

Pacers put 7 in double figures, win

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis added 18 and the Indiana Pacers beat the depleted Memphis Grizzlies 117-104 on Monday night.

Seven players scored in double figures for the balanced Pacers, including Myles Turner with 17 points. Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday had 15 apiece, with Holiday missing only one of his six 3-point attempts.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with a season-high 31 points. Solomon Hill moved into the starting lineup and added 22, also a season best. Dillon Brooks finished with 19 on 7-of-16 shooting.

The Grizzlies were short-handed as five players – all key parts of the rotation – sat out with various ailments. That left reserves to try and play with any kind of rhythm.

For the most part, it was unsuccessful.

The Pacers continuously built the lead and stretched it to 85-73 by the end of the third quarter, when all five starters had already reached double figures.

T.J. Warren and Sabonis provided the offensive push for the frontcourt, scoring 14 and 10 points respectively, while Brogdon already had 12 to help Indiana take a 57-47 lead at halftime. 

BUCKS 132, KNICKS 88: In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo needed only 14 minutes on the court to record another double-double, finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds as Milwaukee won its 12th straight game.

The Bucks (18-3) led by as many as 47 and cruised behind Antetokounmpo, who pulled down his 10th rebound with 4:43 left in the second quarter for his NBA-leading 20th double-double.

The reigning MVP shot 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, while playing 22 minutes. He exited with nearly five minutes left in the third quarter and the Bucks ahead 93-54.

Milwaukee's winning streak is the longest in the NBA this season and the franchise's longest since the 1981-82 season. The Bucks own the league's best record, ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers (17-3).

The Knicks (4-17) posed little challenge as they shot just 4 of 24 in the first period and trailed 33-15 after one.

D.J. Wilson added a career-high 19 points, Khris Middleton had 16 and George Hill 14 for the Bucks, who improved to 9-1 at home.

The only Antetokounmpo playing in the fourth quarter was Giannis' older brother Thanasis, who drew cheers from the crowd when he slipped in for a layup early in the period. Thanasis Antetokounmpo finished with 10 points.

Julius Randle paced New York with 19 points and Damyean Dotson had 15. The Knicks shot 30.8% from the field (28 of 91) and made 25.6% of their 3-point tries (10 of 39).


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