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NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo records Bucks 64 points

Giannis Antetokounmpo sets Milwaukee Bucks franchise record with 64 points, Damian Lillard scores 21, Joel Embiid pours in 41.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a record-setting performance, scoring 64 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 140-126 win over the Indiana Pacers. This broke the previous franchise record of 57 points set by Micheal Redd in 2006. In addition to his scoring, Antetokounmpo also added 14 rebounds, showcasing an incredible all-around performance. Damian Lillard also had a strong game, scoring 21 points and dishing out six assists. Bobby Portis came off the bench to contribute 19 points.

The Indiana Pacers were led by Tyrese Haliburton, who had 22 points and seven assists. Myles Turner also had a strong performance with 22 points and nine rebounds. Lillard achieved a significant milestone in the game, tying Kyle Korver for fifth all-time in made 3-pointers with his 2,450th. He later surpassed Korver and is now nine behind Reggie Miller (2,560), who sits in fourth place.

In another game, Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 129-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons, scoring 41 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. This win extended the Pistons' losing streak to 21 games, matching the longest in franchise history. Tobias Harris contributed 21 points and seven rebounds for the Sixers, while Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 points. Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 33 points for the Pistons.

The Brooklyn Nets secured a 116-112 win over the Phoenix Suns, with Cam Thomas scoring 24 points and Mikal Bridges adding 21 points in his return to Phoenix. Devin Booker recorded 34 points, 12 assists, and six rebounds for the Suns, while Kevin Durant scored 27 points in his first game against the Nets since being traded to the Suns last February. Bradley Beal added 14 points for Phoenix.

The New Orleans Pelicans dominated the Washington Wizards, winning 142-122. Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 40 points, with Trey Murphy III contributing 27 points and CJ McCollum adding 22 points. Kyle Kuzma scored 27 points for the Wizards, with 23 of those points coming in the first half.

The Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Hornets 115-104, with Duncan Robinson scoring 23 points and Jimmy Butler recording 15 points and 10 assists. Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 28 points, while Gordon Hayward added 20 points and seven assists.

Pascal Siakam scored 33 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 135-128 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Scottie Barnes added 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, while Trae Young recorded 35 points and 17 assists for the Hawks.

The Houston Rockets secured a 117-104 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, with Tari Eason scoring a career-high 25 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a career-high 44 points for the Grizzlies, but it wasn't enough to secure the win.

The Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 122-119 win over the San Antonio Spurs, with Anthony Davis leading the way with 37 points and 10 rebounds. Victor Wembanyama scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Spurs, while Keldon Johnson added a season-high 28 points.

Finally, the Utah Jazz defeated the New York Knicks 117-113, with Collin Sexton scoring 26 points and Lauri Markkanen returning strong from an eight-game absence to contribute 23 points. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 32 points and 12 rebounds, but New York couldn't quite overcome a late 14-point deficit. Jalen Brunson also had a strong performance for the Knicks, scoring 23 points and dishing out eight assists.

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