Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his profession-excessive 44 factors in the fourth quarter, and he gave Milwaukee the lead for good on a breakaway dunk with 11 seconds left in the Bucks' 113-110 victory over the Portland Path Blazers on Saturday evening.
With Portland main 110-109, the Path Blazers misplaced the ball and Antetokounmpo's thunderous dunk put the Bucks forward.
After a timeout, Damian Lillard discovered Jusef Nurkic operating down the lane, however Antetokounmpo blocked his shot on the basket, sending the 7-foot heart crashing to the ground.
Khris Middleton was fouled and made each free throws to shut the scoring.
Lillard scored 16 of his 26 factors in the fourth quarter. CJ McCollum additionally scored 26, and Nurkic had 17 factors and 11 rebounds.
Antetokounmpo made 17 of 23 pictures with eight rebounds and 4 assists as Milwaukee stored tempo with a Portland crew that dominated its first two opponents. The Bucks star is averaging 38.three factors via three video games.
Portland trailed 108-101 when Nurkic sparked a 9- run with a pair of baskets. Lillard hit a three-pointer and made a pair of free throws to place the Blazers forward 110-109 with 57 seconds left.
Tony Snell scored 17 factors and Middleton added 16 for Milwaukee.
Milwaukee used an 11-Four run halfway via the fourth quarter to open a 106-99 lead on Malcolm Brogdon's quick-break layup on a bounce move from Antetokounmpo.
Antetokounmpo scored 15 second-quarter factors and the Bucks led 60-55 at halftime.
BACK AND FORTH
The sport had 10 lead modifications and was tied 15 occasions.
Enjoying to their strengths, the Blazers stayed in the sport by capturing three-pointers whereas the Bucks pounded the ball inside. Portland made 11 of 27 three-level makes an attempt, and Milwaukee had 54 factors in the paint to the Blazers' 26.
Path Blazers: Coach Terry Stotts was the Bucks' coach from 2005-2007 and was an assistant from 1998-2002.
Bucks: C Greg Monroe's foul on Cleveland G Derrick Rose Friday evening was upgraded by the league to a flagrant from a typical foul.
Path Blazers: Residence opener in opposition to New Orleans Tuesday.
Bucks: Residence in opposition to Charlotte Monday.