‘Greek Freak’ returns; Wolves top Nets in OT

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December 31, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Jarrett Culver (23) of the Minnesota Timberwolves attempts a shot in the first half against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. CARLOS GONZALEZ/MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE/TNS

CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points and 10 rebounds after missing two games with a sore back, and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away in the second half for a 123-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

Antetokounmpo, the NBA’s second-leading scorer with an average of 30.5 points per game entering this one, played only 27 minutes and sat out the final 5 1/2 because of the lopsided score. He was 8 for 14 from the field with six assists.

Khris Middleton scored 25 points for the Bucks and Eric Bledsoe had 15 points in 16 minutes after missing the previous eight games with a fractured right leg. Milwaukee improved to a league-best 30-5.

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