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NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo Takes Milwaukee Bucks To Win Over Minnesota Timberwolves

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks surge out of the All-Star break with a 112-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, February 24. Minnesota dropped into a tie with Oklahoma City for the Western Conference lead at 39-17. The Thunder routed Washington 147-106 earlier, Associated Press reported. Anthony Edwards made three 3-pointers in the final 1:58 to give the Wolves a late chance after falling behind by 17 points late in the third quarter, but Damian Lillard iced it for the Bucks with a pullup 21-footer with 10.3 seconds left for the five-point lead.

NBA 2023-24: Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves | Photo: AP/Bruce Kluckhohn

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) goes to the basket against Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns, left, works around Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis (9) goes to the basket past Minnesota Timberwolves center Naz Reid during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton celebrates his 3-point basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) tries to keep control of the ball as Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) works around Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley (21) works around Minnesota Timberwolves guard Mike Conley (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) works around Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo goes to the basket and draws a foul against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis.

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