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Giannis' triple-double leads Bucks over short-handed Pelicans

New Orleans’ Josh Hart narrowly missed a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Credit: AP
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo tries to drive past New Orleans Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double of the season and the Milwaukee Bucks won their sixth straight game, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 136-113 on Saturday night. 

Antetokounmpo has averaged 33 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in four games since returning from COVID-19 protocols that caused him to miss five games.

New Orleans’ Josh Hart narrowly missed a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

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