LA, December 7: The Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to 14 games as birthday boy Giannis Antetokounmpo inspired a 119-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Friday's NBA showdown was one-sided in Milwaukee, where the Bucks (20-3) led by as many as 41 points thanks to Antetokounmpo's 21st double-double of the season.
Reigning MVP Antetokounmpo – celebrating his 25th birthday – scored 27 points and 11 rebounds in under 30 minutes to down Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers on home court.
Leonard had 17 points for the Clippers (16-7), while star team-mate Paul George added 13.
Elsewhere, LeBron James and Anthony Davis guided the Los Angeles Lakers to a 136-113 victory against the Portland Trail Blazers.
James put up 31 points and Davis contributed a team-high 39 points as the Lakers (20-3) claimed their 11th successive road win.
Butler's triple-double ignites Heat
Jimmy Butler posted 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds – his second triple-double of the week – as the Miami Heat downed the Washington Wizards 112-103. The Heat are 9-0 at home for the first time in franchise history.
The Detroit Pistons edged the Indiana Pacers 108-101 thanks to 25 points and 22 rebounds from Andre Drummond. Blake Griffin added 25 points.
Nikola Jokic recorded a double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds but the Denver Nuggets still lost 108-95 to the Boston Celtics.
Larry Nance Jr. played a game-high 41 minutes in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 93-87 defeat against the Orlando Magic. While he collected 11 rebounds, Nance managed just four points on two-of-10 shooting from the floor. The 26-year-old also missed all three of his three-point attempts.
LeBron the magician
Somehow, James – surrounded by three Blazers players – made this shot in Portland.
Orlando Magic 93-87 Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons 108-101 Indiana Pacers Brooklyn Nets 111-104 Charlotte Hornets Miami Heat 112-103 Washington Wizards Golden State Warriors 100-98 Chicago Bulls Oklahoma City Thunder 139-127 Minnesota Timberwolves (OT) Boston Celtics 108-95 Denver Nuggets Milwaukee Bucks 119-91 Los Angeles Clippers San Antonio Spurs 105-104 Sacramento Kings (OT) Los Angeles Lakers 136-113 Portland Trail Blazers
Cavaliers at 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers (15-7) are 10-0 on home court and they will be looking to preserve that perfect record when the Cleveland Cavaliers roll into town on Saturday. After a shock loss to the Wizards in the American capital, the 76ers are seeking a response against the 5-16 Cavs.