By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun
ANKARA (AA) - NBA's reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 31 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out 8 assists in only 29 minutes of action, as the Milwaukee Bucks trashed the Philadelphia 76ers 119-98 on Saturday night at home.
Having the league's best record, the Bucks wasted no time to trounce the 76ers as they went up by 10 points at the end of the first quarter.
The Bucks' dominant display had them cruise to a comfortable victory over the Sixers, as they were up by 20 points (93-73) after the third quarter.
Antetokounmpo was accompanied by Khris Middleton, the two-time All-Star scored 25 points and pulled down 9 rebounds.
The Bucks (48-8) are currently seven games over East's second-placed Toronto Raptors (41-15), meanwhile, the Sixers are fifth with a 35-22 record.
Saturday night results:
Charlotte Hornets - Brooklyn Nets: 86-115
Atlanta Hawks - Dallas Mavericks: 111-107
Chicago Bulls - Phoenix Suns: 104-112
Milwaukee Bucks - Philadelphia 76ers: 119-98
Utah Jazz - Houston Rockets: 110-120
Miami Heat - Cleveland Cavaliers: 124-105