Giannis Antetokounmpo scored his fifth triple-double of the season as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 134-101.
The NBA All-Star Game’s most valuable player (MVP) recorded 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Bucks won their seventh game from eight.
The MVP back doing MVP things. pic.twitter.com/Afo7InXaVZ
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 12, 2021
Victory for the Bucks avenged their 20-point defeat by the Knicks in December.
Elsewhere, Kyrie Irving tied a season-high of 40 points as the Brooklyn Nets bounced back from a slow start to win 121-109 against the Boston Celtics.
James Harden added 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Nets, who have now won 11 of their past 12 games.
The Celtics saw their four-game winning streak ended despite Jayson Tatum’s 31-point contribution.
The Phoenix Suns extended their winning run to five games with a 127-121 win over hosts the Portland Trail Blazers.
Devin Booker had 35 points and Chris Paul added 19 as the Suns rallied from several double-digit deficits to seal the win, with All-Star Damian Lillard scoring 30 points for the Trail Blazers.
The Oklahoma City Thunder saw Shai Gilgeous-Alexander score 32 points and add six assists as they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 116-108.
It marked Gilgeous-Alexander’s second consecutive 30-point game and his eighth of the season, as the Mavericks – without the injured Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis – had their four-game winning streak stopped.