Giannis Antetokounmpo injury, Houston shocks the Bucks

Houston Rockets 143-136 comeback win over the Milwaukee Bucks as Giannis Antetokounmpo left the court suffering injury playing only a minute.

The Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo exited playing just one minute in the 1st quarter with a right ankle sprain.

And the bucks soon ruled him out for the rest of the game.

The Bucks forward apparently turn his ankle when his legs got tangled with Houston Rockets big man Kelly Olynyk on a drive to the basket.

Giannis right ankle injury
Giannis’ right ankle injury (source: twitter.com)

Antetokounmpo stayed in the game to shoot free throws but soon left the game. So he scored a point and an assist and finished his game.

His injury definitely impacted the Bucks game hugely as they blew up the lead over the Rockets.

And Ultimately losing the game with a huge scoring difference this season. On the other hand, the Rockets had a huge night.

As they snapped their five-game losing streak and won their third game of this month.

Not only for the Rockets, but it was also a huge night for the Rockets’ rising star Kevin Porter Jr.

Porter beat Lebron James to set a record in scoring.

Milwaukee Bucks strong start.

Khris Middleton dropped jumper as the first shot of the game giving the Bucks lead just a few seconds into the game.

Subsequently, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered an injury to his right ankle.

He turned his right ankle on a drive to the basket as he landed on Kelly Olynyk’s foot who guarded him.

Thereafter Giannis left the court after dropping a free throw and later the team pronounced him unavailable.

Giannis suffer injury a minute into the game
Giannis suffer an injury a minute in the game (source:si.com )

Middleton lob Brook Lopez extended the lead to 5-point before Kevin Porter Jr dropped five points to tie the game in back-to-back possession.

With one from behind the three-point line and the other from an assist by Kelly Olynyk.

But soon the Bucks made an 11-0 run taking a 13-point lead over the Rockets with 5:07 remaining in the game at 23-10

Kevin Porter Jr. along with Houston Rockets did an excellent job to hold the Bucks within 9-point for the 1st quarter.

Entering the second quarter the Bucks and the Rockets were at 38-29. The Bucks dominated the Rockets throughout the quarter.

The Bucks’ Bobby Portis dropped the first shot for the second quarter a few seconds into the game.

Playing about three minutes in the third quarter the Bucks extended their lead to 15 points.

The Rockets trailed by more than 10 points for most of the quarter 

At the final minute of the quarter, the Rockets made a 10-2 run with Wood dropping a three-pointer to cut the lead to 11 points.

Wood made the final shot of the quarter with 1.2 seconds remaining to cut the lead to 8 points ending the quarter.

And the Rockets were 73-65 entering the third quarter.

The Rockets erupt in the third.

Christian Wood continued his brilliant shooting in the third quarter too, scoring the 1st shot of the quarter.

He started the 11-3 run to tie the game at 76-76 with a jumper.

The Rockets took a point lead with 8:03 remaining in the quarter as Armani Brooks dropped a three-pointer.

Porter Jr. extended the lead to 4 points hitting a shot from behind the arc in the Rockets’ next possession.

Rockets went up by 6 points with 6:03 remaining in the third quarter.

Now the lead changed and the Bucks trailed the Rockets in the quarter.

Kevin Porter’s unbelievable run gave the Rockets 8 point lead after 8 minutes into the game.

The Rockets kept making buckets after buckets to make comeback from 8 points down to tie the game and leading by 6-points in the third quarter.

At the start of the fourth quarter, the Bucks were down at 104-98.

But soon they tied the game within 2 minutes of the quarter after making a 10-0 run.

They were head to head in the quarter with lead changing continuously throughout the quarter.

Milwaukee made a comeback for a brief period of the quarter by taking 5 point lead over the Rockets. 

But Kevin answered right back by tying the game back drawing a foul with a right-hand layup before 5:01 on the clock.

He hit his ninth three-pointer with 1:39 remaining to bring the game 138-133  

Olynyk tipped off the layup missed by Tate to bring the game to 136-142 with 43.8 seconds left.

Finally, the game ended with the worst record Rockets beating the No.3  Milwaukee Bucks.

With the loss, the Bucks fell 38-24 and the Rockets improved 16-47.

 Kevin Porter Jr. best night of the season.

The Houston Rockets got Kevin Porter Junior from the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this season.

Even though the Rockets are not doing well as a team. But the second-year guard is having a good season in the Rockets.

As he averaged 15.2 points and 6.2 assists per game.

He had an even better night on Thursday as he dropped 50 points and 11 assists double-double to win the game over the Milwaukee Bucks.

With the 50 points he dropped at the game of 20, he became the youngest player ever to score 50 points.

Porter is also the fourth 20-year-old ever to score 50 points in a game. LeBron James did it twice before his 21st birthday.

So did Brandon Jennings, and Devin Booker holds the all-time record with 70 points as a 20-year-old.

Porter, only a week short of his 21st birthday, is the oldest of that bunch. 

With 11 assists, Porter breaks James’s record of the youngest player to make at least 10 assists in a 50-points game.

Likewise, there are only 14 players in NBA history to reach the 50-11  record with seven of them in the Hall of Fame and five others are active players.

Porter made 9-of-15 shots from the 3-point range. 

“After I saw the third 3 go down, I knew it was going to be a special night,” Porter said. “It was all up to me. I just stayed aggressive, and it was a good night.”

Porter said it was his first 50-point game since he was in fourth grade.

“For him to be successful, he’s going to have to be someone who can make those shots,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas said.

“Just seeing the hard work that he puts in was great.”

Houston’s starter shines brighter.

It was one of the best nights for Houston this season with getting a win over the top team the Bucks along with records and an impressive night from Houston’s starters.

The three starters of the Houston gave an impressive night to give the Houston a win.

Kevin Porter Jr had a record-breaking night scoring 50 points, 11 assists, and 5 rebounds.

Kevin drops 50 points double-double
Kevin drops 50 points double-double (source: twitter.com)

Following Kevin, Christian Wood scored 31 points with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.

Jae’Sean Tate dropped 12 points, 3 assists, and 6 rebounds.

Meanwhile, D.J. Wilson led the bench with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.

On the other hand, Khris Middleton scored 33 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds.

While Jrue Holiday dropped 29 points and 10 assists double-double with 4 rebounds.

And Brook Lopez dropped 15 points.

Bryn Forbes led the second unit scoring 30 points and Bobby Portis gave an impressive night dropping 10 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench.

Next Houston Rockets meet Golden State Warriors on Sunday while Milwaukee Bucks meet Chicago Bulls tomorrow.

 

 

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