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Bucks, Mavericks turn back foes in NBA scrimmage

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:29 PM July 24, 2020
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. PHOTO/NBA TWITTER

MANILA, Philippines—The second day of NBA scrimmages got underway at Walt Disney World Resort Friday and league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was up to his old business.

Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee to a 113-92 cruise over San Antonio. He put up 22 points in 21 minutes while shooting 9-of-13 from the field during the 40-minute exhibition.

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It was a stifling effort for the Bucks who forced the Spurs to 22 turnovers.

Brook Lopez added firepower from the center spot with 17 points, four rebounds, two blocks, and two steals while Khris Middleton added 16 points, three boards, five dimes, and two steals for Milwaukee.

Lonnie Walker led the Spurs with 14 points while Dejounte Murray had 13 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Indiana held off Portland, 91-88, in a matchup that nearly got away from the Pacers.

The Pacers were ahead 89-77 with 3:22 left in the game before the Trail Blazers went on an 11-2 run to get within three with 13 seconds to play.

Portland managed to force a turnover but Jaylen Hoard’s missed three-pointer allowed Indiana to hold on.

Justin Holiday had 16 points off the bench to lead Indiana while Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Warren added 11 points, apiece.

Mario Hezonja put up 15 points, four rebounds, and two steals to lead Portland while Jusuf Nurkic had 14 points and eight boards.

Meanwhile, Dallas relied on Seth Curry’s hot shooting to escape with a 108-104 win over Los Angeles in their exhibition.

Curry went a perfect 8-of-8 from the field, including 6-of-6 from deep to come away with 23 points in 16 minutes while Boban Marjanovic had 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and one steal.

Luka Doncic had 14 points, six assists, five rebounds, and one steal to add to the Mavericks’ efforts.

JaVale McGee and Quinn Cook had 13 points apiece to lead the Lakers’ offense while the superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis had 12 points each.

James, however, played in just the first half of the game.

Phoenix trounced Utah, 101-88, in it scrimmage despite playing without starters Ricky Rubio and Kelly Oubre.

Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 14 points and five rebounds while Devin Booker added 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting.

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 17 points and four assists while Jordan Clarkson added 14 points off the bench.

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