NBA wrap: Bucks remain undefeated behind Giannis Antetokounmpo

Holy Bucks. 

Milwaukee has been unstoppable as it picked up its sixth straight win over Orlando, 113-91, to move to 6-0 to start the season.

Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks went on an 11-1 run to end the third quarter and bolster their lead. Antetokounmpo finished with a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds. He had help from Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon, who logged 18 and 16 points, respectively. 

Donte DiVincenzo came off the bench with 15 points for a new season best.

Studs of the night

Joel Embiid helped engineer a come-from-behind win for the 76ers behind a double-double. He netted 27 points and 14 rebounds in Philadelphia’s 105-103 win over Charlotte. 

Damian Lillard had a 42-point night for the Trail Blazers, who despite Lillard’s best efforts, lost to the Heat, 120-111. Lillard finished 15 for 28 from the field and 5 for 11 from behind the arc.

DeMar DeRozan powered the Spurs to a narrow 110-106 victory over the visiting Lakers. DeRozan had 30 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists on the night.

Dud of the night

Blake Griffin made just two of his 13 shots from the field and missed all four of his shots from 3-point range in Detroit’s first loss of the season. The Pistons fell 109-89 to the Celtics.

Highlights

How else would James move to fourth on the all-time 30-point games list than with this move? 

Bring on the rookie connection. A pair of first-year Suns, Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton, dished up this beauty to leave Phoenix fans cheering for something, anything, during the 117-96 loss to Memphis.

What’s next?

Suns (1-4) at Thunder (0-4), 7 p.m. ET — Who will prevail when the struggling Thunder host the equally dismal Suns? Phoenix has yet to win a game on the road, and its only victory game in its season opener against Dallas. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City is still awaiting the return of Russell Westbrook, who is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a sore right shoulder. Westbrook did not participate in the Thunder’s practice Saturday, but OKC coach Billy Donovan said he thinks Westbrook will be “fine” — we’ll see come tipoff.