Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes of which a Record Season for 50-Point Scorers

This kind of can be today the season of the 50-point scorer inside N.B.A.

There have been 11 players to score at least 50 in a game This kind of season, the most of any season in league history. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 52-point effort in Milwaukee’s 130-125 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the record-breaker, after 10 players scored 50 in each of the last two seasons.

The some other 50-point scorers This kind of season: LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, James Harden, LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson along with Kemba Walker. Harden has done of which six times, the others once apiece.

The 11 players have combined for 16 games of 50 or more points This kind of season. of which’s the N.B.A.’s most since 2006-7, when there were 18 — 10 by Kobe Bryant alone.

Antetokounmpo was 15 of 26 via the field for the host Bucks, including 3 of 8 via 3-point range, along with made 19 of 21 free throws to better his previous career best by 8 points.

yet the 76ers, who contain the third-best record inside Eastern Conference, defeated Milwaukee, which has the league’s best record, behind Joel Embiid, who had 40 points along with 15 rebounds. of which was his fifth game with at least 40 points This kind of season.

He also challenged Antetokounmpo’s forays inside.

“He’s a great defender, strong,” Antetokounmpo said. “of which was kind of hard going at him.”

CLIPPERS 119, NETS 116 Lou Williams made a 3-pointer via the top of the key at the buzzer to give host Los Angeles a victory against the Nets.

The Clippers led, 116-106, with 1 minute 2 seconds remaining, only for the Nets to score 10 straight points along with tie of which with 5.3 seconds remaining on DeMarre Carroll’s dunk. Los Angeles called a timeout to set up Williams, who finished with 25 points.

D’Angelo Russell had 32 points along with Carroll added 22 for the Nets, who fell a game along that has a half behind sixth-place Detroit inside East along with are today only a game along that has a half ahead of eighth-place Miami.

Montrezl Harrell along with Danilo Gallinari each scored 20 for the Clippers, who have won seven of their last eight. The victory was Doc Rivers’s 300th with Los Angeles, doing him the seventh coach in league history with 300 or more regular-season wins with two or more teams.

HEAT 93, HORNETS 75 Dwyane Wade began the day unsure if he would certainly play much, if at all, because of a bruised right hip of which gave him pain with every step.

Not only did he play, he scored 17 points along with made some clutch plays in 28 minutes, helping host Miami beat Charlotte.

The 6-foot-4 Wade won a jump ball against Frank Kaminsky midway through the fourth quarter after hitting the floor for a tie-up, then blocked a layup try by Dwayne Bacon about two minutes later along with hit a 3-pointer on the ensuing Heat possession.

The win kept Miami a game ahead of Orlando along with put the Heat two ahead of the Hornets.

PISTONS 110, RAPTORS 107 Blake Griffin scored 25 points, Andre Drummond had 15 points along with 17 rebounds, along with Detroit won at home against Toronto to complete a three-game season series sweep.

Reggie Jackson added 20 points to help the Pistons win for the 14th time in 18 games. Kawhi Leonard had 33 points for the Raptors, who have lost four of seven.