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Giannis drops 36 to give Bucks win over Celtics

The Greek Freak came close to notching a triple-double in the victory, carrying Milwaukee to a big win over Boston. We recap the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks looks to pass around Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points with 15 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks picked up a 119-112 win over the Boston Celtics in the NBA bubble in Orlando on Friday night. The Greek Freak carried the Bucks to the win, operating with both Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton. The Celtics squandered a chance to gain some ground on the Toronto Raptors in the East race. Here are some stats for each team:

Boston Celtics stats

Jayson Tatum ($8,700): 5 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 23.25 DKFP
Kemba Walker ($7,100): 16 points, 2 assists, 23.25 DKFP
Jaylen Brown ($6,900): 22 points, 4 rebounds, 31.5 DKFP
Gordon Hayward ($6,800): 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 37.25 DKFP

Milwaukee Bucks stats

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($10,500): 36 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 70.25 DKFP
Khris Middleton ($7,500): 18 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 38.75 DKFP
Donte DiVincenzo ($4,900): 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 22 DKFP
Brook Lopez ($4,800): 14 points, 4 rebounds, 33 DKFP

Betting Recap

Closing Lines

Spread: Bucks (-5)
Over/Under: 218.5
Moneyline: BOS (+163), MIL (-195)

The Bucks ended up covering, which is pretty incredible considering where their roster is at. Just a testament to Giannis really. The Celtics looked appealing on the moneyline considering the game was expected to be competitive. The OVER hit due to lack of defense, which isn’t too surprising coming back for the first game in a while.

Player Props

Giannis Antetokounmpo OVER 27.5 points — Yes
Jayson Tatum OVER 22.5 points — No
Khris Middleton OVER 20.5 points — No
Jaylen Brown OVER 18.5 points — Yes

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