HOUSTON (WMTV) -- The Milwaukee Bucks were victorious in their season opener against the Houston Rockets Thursday night.
The Bucks got off to a slow start, until Giannis Antetokounmpo became the first player in franchise history to record a triple-double.
The superstar fouled out with 5:18 remaining in regulation, leaving his team to fend off a high octane western conference foe on their own.
Russell Westbrook and James Harden will have to answer tough questions after the game. The Rockets blew what was once a 16-point lead, getting outscored 39-24 in the final quarter.
Without Giannis, the Bucks turned to Ersan Ilyasova, Wesley Matthews and Brook Lopez. The trio carried Milwaukee to the finish line and secured a road victory.