Bucks hit Phoenix Suns as Lakers edgeout Warriors

Khris Middleton scored a season-high 44 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns and extended their winning streak to four in a row.

Middleton registered eight rebounds and five assists as the defending NBA champions won 132-122.Jrue Holiday also added 24 points and nine assists as the Bucks went 12-1 in the fourth quarter.

The Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference, while the Suns are still top of the West. In other games , Jayson Tatum scored 54 points as the Boston Celtics left it late to beat the Brooklyn Nets 126-120.

On Saturday LeBron James scored a season-best 56 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 124-116 to end a four-game losing streak.

James scored 19 times from 31 field goal attempts in his highest points total since joining the Lakers in 2018.Steph Curry scored 30 for the Warriors but could not stop the side losing a fourth consecutive match.

It was the 13th time James has passed 50 points in a match, with his total here made up of 44 points from field goals – six three-pointers and 13 two-pointers – plus 12 one-point free throws.

The loss drops the Warriors into third place in the Western Conference for the first time this season.

In other games the Miami Heat beat  Philadeliphia 76ers 99-82.The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Portland Trailblazers 135-121 and  Dallas Mavericks overcame  Sacramento Kings 114-113.

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