Giannis Antetokounmpo drives past Portland Trail
Blazers' Anthony Tolliver during the first half
of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 21,
2019, in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second
triple-double of the season and the Milwaukee Bucks
beat Carmelo Anthony and the short-handed Portland
Trail Blazers 137-129 on Thursday night.
Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 19 rebounds and a
career-high 15 assists to lead the Bucks to their
sixth straight victory. Antetokounmpo, who also had
a triple-double in the season opener, has 16 career
triple-doubles. Milwaukee is 14-2 in those games.
Eric Bledsoe added 30 points and six assists in the
Bucks’ highest-scoring game of the season.
After scoring 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting in 24
minutes in his season debut Tuesday night against
the Pelicans, Anthony had 10 points in the first
half Thursday. The 10-time All-Star finished with 18
points (6-of-15 shooting) and seven rebounds for the
Blazers, who were without Hassan Whiteside (hip),
Damian Lillard (back), Zach Collins (shoulder) and
Jusuf Nurkic (leg).
CJ McCollum scored a game-high 37 points and Skal
Labissiere added 22 points, 12 rebounds and five
blocks off the bench for Portland. The Trail Blazers
lost their third straight game and seventh of the
last nine against the Bucks, including sixth
straight in Milwaukee.
The Bucks made their first seven shots, including
three 3s, and led 17-6. Milwaukee never trailed.
The Bucks also had their highest first-half total,
Eric Bledsoe tries to drive past Portland Trail
Skal Labissiere during the first half.
Antetokounmpo made his first career NBA start
against Anthony. The date was Dec. 18, 2013. Giannis
had 10 points and seven rebounds before fouling out.
Carmelo scored 29 points in New York’s victory.
Trail Blazers: At Cleveland on Saturday night.
Bucks: Host Detroit on Saturday night.
Bucks star Antetokounmpo
suing Cedarburg home remodeling contractor
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks
star Giannis Antetokounmpo is suing a home
remodeling contractor he says failed to perform the
work for which he was hired.
The lawsuit says Antetokounmpo hired David Gonzalez,
of Cedarburg, to do some remodeling work at his
suburban Milwaukee home. The work included painting,
installing new countertops, flooring, landscaping
Gonzalez, doing business as DIG Enterprises, did not
immediately respond to an email for comment and his
cellphone mailbox was full.
A Milwaukee newspaper says Antetokounmpo made a
$40,000 down payment on work that was expected to
top $238,000. The lawsuit says some of the work was
never done or wasn’t done correctly.
Antetokounmpo claims Gonzalez fraudulently obtained
more than $144,000 just for the fence project,
didn't install it or get the necessary permits.