Giannis Antetokounmpo shines again as Bucks beat Kings

Milwokee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 46 points on his return from injury to lead his side  to a 133-124 win over the Sacramento Kings.

The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player had missed his team’s last three games with a wrist injury.

The Bucks trailed by 15 points at one stage but hit back by scoring 80 points in the second half.

Khris Middleton scored 31 points and Brook Lopez added 23 for the Bucks, who are on the verge of becoming the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season. They came in needing a win and a Miami loss, but the Heat beat Utah.

“It was a really fun environment to play in,” Lopez said. 

The Bucks are top of the Eastern Conference with a 49-19 record, ahead of the Boston Celtics, who fell to a shock 111-109 defeat by the Houston Rockets.

 In the other game Klay Thompson scored 33 of his 38 points in the first half as the Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 123-112 at home.

Stephen Curry added 23 to help the Warriors fend off a late rally from the Suns.

Jalen Green hit 28 points and Jabari Smith Jr added 24 to help the Rockets hold off the Celtics, despite Jaylen Brown scoring 43 points.

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