Dame Time: Lillard Becomes 20,000-Point Scorer as Bucks Top Spurs
MILWAUKEE — Damian Lillard scored a season-high 40 points to push his NBA career total over 20,000, Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and the Milwaukee Bucks trounced San Antonio 132-119 on Tuesday night as the Spurs played without Victor Wembanyama.
Wembanyama sat out the game with a sore right ankle. This was only the second game the 7-foot-3 rookie has missed.
“I don’t think we’re expecting it to be long-term or anything,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said before the game.
Antetokounmpo had a career-high 16 assists, 14 rebounds and a season-low 11 points for his 37th career triple-double, and second this season. His other triple-double came in a 132-121 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Dec. 2.