In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Lakers lost the other night, so that means another team has taken up the mantle as the hottest in the NBA. And it’s the Milwaukee Bucks. After their emphatic 132-88 win over the New York Knicks on Monday, they have now won 12 games in a row.
Such was their level of dominance from the get-go that Giannis Antetokounmpo only had to play 14 minutes to record 29 points and 15 rebounds. They took the opening quarter 33-15 and lead by 27 at the half, flexing their muscles and displaying how awful the visitors were as well. On the other end of the league, we got to find out who the ‘worst’ team was as the Atlanta Hawks took on the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors, ravaged by injuries and player personnel changes, ended up losing in Atlanta to fall to 4-18. The Hawks, now 5-16, got 24 points from Trae Young to halt a ten-game losing streak and give the Warriors that dreaded and dubious distinction.