The Houston Rockets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 143-136 after Giannis Antetokounmpo left the court with an injury after just playing a minute. With a right ankle sprain, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game after just one minute in the first quarter. And he was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game by the bucks.
On a drive to the basket, the Bucks forward’s legs got tangled with Houston Rockets big man Kelly Olynyk, causing him to roll his ankle. Antetokounmpo remained in the game for a few minutes to shoot free throws before exiting. So he ended his game with a point and an assist.
His injury had a significant effect on the Bucks’ game, as they blew a lead over the Rockets. And, ultimately, losing the game by a large margin this season. The Rockets, on the other hand, had a big night. They won their third game of the month, snapping a five-game losing streak.
Not only was it a big night for the Rockets, but it was also a big night for Kevin Porter Jr., the team’s rising star. Porter broke the scoring record set by LeBron James.
A strong start from the Bucks
Khris Middleton’s first shot of the game was a missed jumper, giving the Bucks the lead just seconds into the game. Following that, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo injured his right ankle.
On a drive to the basket, he twisted his right ankle as he landed on Kelly Olynyk’s foot, who was guarding him. Following that, Giannis left the court after missing a free throw, and the team later declared him unavailable. Middleton’s lob to Brook Lopez extended the lead to five points before Kevin Porter Jr scored five points in back-to-back possessions to tie the game.
One came from behind the three-point line, and the other came off a Kelly Olynyk assist. With 5:07 left in the game, the Bucks went on an 11-0 run to take a 13-point lead over the Rockets, making the score 23-10. The Bucks were held to a 9-point deficit in the first quarter thanks to Kevin Porter Jr. and the Houston Rockets.
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The Bucks and Rockets were tied at 38-29 going into the second quarter. Throughout the fifth, the Bucks dominated the Rockets. Bobby Portis of the Bucks hit the first shot of the second quarter just a few seconds into the game. The Bucks extended their lead to 15 points with about three minutes left in the third quarter.
For the majority of the quarter, the Rockets were down by more than ten points. The Rockets went on a 10-2 run in the final minute of the quarter, with Wood hitting a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 11 points. With 1.2 seconds left in the quarter, Wood hit the game’s final shot, cutting the lead to 8 points.
In the third quarter, the Rockets were up 73-65.
The Rockets’ Resurgence in the Third Quarter
Christian Wood’s outstanding shooting continued in the third quarter, scoring the first basket of the period. With a jumper, he started the 11-3 run that tied the game at 76-76. With 8:03 left in the quarter, Armani Brooks hit a three-pointer to give the Rockets a one-point advantage.
On the Rockets’ next possession, Porter Jr. extended the lead to four points with a shot from behind the arc. With 6:03 left in the third quarter, the Rockets were up by six points. The Bucks were now trailing the Rockets in the third quarter.
After 8 minutes of play, Kevin Porter’s incredible run gave the Rockets an 8-point advantage. The Rockets continued to make buckets after buckets to rally from an 8-point deficit to level the game and take a 6-point lead in the third quarter.
The Bucks were down 104-98 at the start of the fourth quarter. After a 10-0 run, they tied the game within two minutes of the quarter’s end. Throughout the quarter, they were in a head-to-head fight, with the lead shifting frequently.
Milwaukee made a recovery in the fourth quarter, taking a 5 point advantage over the Rockets for a brief period of time. Kevin responded by tying the game and drawing a foul with a right-handed layup with 5:01 left on the clock. With 1:39 left in the game, he made his ninth three-pointer, bringing the score to 138-133.
With 43.8 seconds remaining in the game, Olynyk tipped in Tate’s missed layup, bringing the score to 136-142. Finally, the worst-recording Houston Rockets defeated the No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks to win the tie. The Bucks were defeated 38-24, while the Rockets improved to 16-47.
Kevin Porter Junior was acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this season. Despite the fact that the Rockets are struggling as a unit. However, the Rockets’ second-year guard is having a decent season. He had a 15.2 point and 6.2 assist per game total.
On Thursday, he had an even better night, scoring 50 points and dishing out 11 assists in a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He became the youngest player to score 50 points in a game when he scored 50 points at the age of 20. Porter is also just the fourth 20-year-old in NBA history to score 50 points in a single game. LeBron James did it twice before turning 21.
Brandon Jennings had 70 points as a 20-year-old, and Devin Booker holds the all-time record of 70 points as a 20-year-old. Porter, who is just a week away from turning 21, is the oldest of the group. Porter breaks James’ record of being the youngest player to make at least 10 assists in a 50-point game with 11 assists.
Similarly, only 14 players in NBA history have a 50-11 record, seven of whom are in the Hall of Fame and five of whom are still active players.
Porter connected on 9 of 15 3-point attempts.