Antetokounmpo scores 50, Bucks beat Jazz 122-118

first_img Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo/Milwaukee Bucks/NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 50 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his 17th consecutive double-double to help the Milwaukee Bucks rally in the second half for their eighth consecutive victory, 122-118 over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.Milwaukee led 120-113 with 1:24 left, but Bojan Bogdanovic countered with a 3-pointer and Donovan Mitchell followed with a layup to make 120-118 with 43 seconds left. The Bucks missed on their next possession, but Brook Lopez blocked Mitchell’s driving layup attempt with 4.4 seconds remaining.Wesley Matthews added 19 points and Eric Bledsoe 13 for the Bucks, whose last loss was at Utah on Nov. 8.Bogdanovic had 24 points and Mitchell 20 for the Jazz, who were 21 of 45 on 3-pointers.Antetokounmpo’s streak of double-doubles is the longest to open a season since Bill Walton opened with 34 straight in 1976-77.Milwaukee trailed 57-48 at the half, going just 3 of 17 from 3-point range, but pulled even with a 10-0 run midway through the third quarter. Antetokounmpo’s 3-pointer from the top of the key tied it at 74 with 5:28 left in the period.The Jazz used a 10-0 run early in the second quarter to go in front 35-25. Milwaukee missed seven consecutive shots during that span, including 0-for-5 from beyond the arc.Utah was aided by a six-point swing midway through the second quarter. Bledsoe’s short pull-up jumper from the right baseline was negated when he was called for an offensive foul for jumping back into Bogdanovic. The Bucks challenged, but the call was upheld, and Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer then was called for a technical. Bogdanovic made the free throw and then drilled a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to put Utah up 39-29.TIP-INSJazz: Center Rudy Gobert missed his second consecutive game with a left ankle sprain.Bucks: Forward Khris Middleton, who missed the previous six games with a left thigh contusion, is getting closer to returning. Middleton has had some contact and played 5-on-5 Monday. “I think I’m safe to say I think he’s for sure on timeline, if not ahead, so that’s a huge positive,” Budenholzer said. … Guard George Hill was out with back soreness.UP NEXTJazz: At Indiana on WednesdayBucks: Host Atlanta on Wednesday November 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Antetokounmpo scores 50, Bucks beat Jazz 122-118 Written by Associated Presslast_img read more


Doughnut Week plans special birthday push

first_imgCraft bakers are being urged to lend their support to the 20th National Doughnut Week from 7-14 May.The week-long doughnut-fest gives bakers and coffee shops the chance to raise their local profile by taking part in a national campaign to raise money for charity The Children’s Trust from doughnut sales.Last year’s success stories included ’decorate a doughnut’ stalls at local farmer’s markets, ’a doughnut a day keeps the blues away’ doughnut menu, The Doughnut Dash, a workers’ coffee time treat idea and Football World Cup doughnuts to forecast the result of the tournament.Lisa Boswell, of sponsor CSM United Kingdom, said: “Because this is the 20th anniversary of National Doughnut Week, we are planning lots of great new ways to help promote local bakers and their doughnut events. These range from Facebook and YouTube to local radio hook-ups, celebrity sponsors and free posters and point-of-sale material.”last_img read more