In a matchup of two of the main contenders for NBA MVP, it was the Bucks with a 116-109 victory on Wednesday night. Harden scored a game-high 42 points, but Giannis had 27 points and 21 rebounds to get Milwaukee in the win column. His final offensive rebound of the night came on a tip-in that gave the Bucks a 6-point lead with 39.1 seconds left.
It was the second 20-20 game of Giannis’ career and it came on a night when the guy averaging five dunks a game didn’t get one. He did, though, get to the free throw line a bunch and capitalized going 11-for-14. It included a pair of clutch shots with 25.4 seconds left that proved to be the dagger.
The win pushed Milwaukee’s record to 29-11, technically the top record in the NBA by a 1/2 game over 31-12 Toronto. The Bucks will now head to Washington where they’ll take on the Wizards on Friday.