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Bucks build big lead, hang on to beat Thunder 96-89

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) points after making a basket during the first half...
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) points after making a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)(Aaron Gash | AP)
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 10:24 PM CST
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists to help the Milwaukee Bucks withstand Oklahoma City’s comeback attempt and beat the Thunder 96-89 on Friday night.

Milwaukee never trailed but nearly allowed Oklahoma City to come all the way back from a 20-point deficit.

Bobby Portis had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks.

Khris Middleton added 16 points. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Oklahoma City with 17 points.

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