Milwaukee Bucks beat Minnesota Timberwolves 116-101

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MILWAUKEE —¬†Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, and Khris Middleton scored 32 points in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 116-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

Antetokounmpo just missed his third triple-double in six games. Playing at a high level since the All-Star break, he had the first two of his career on Feb. 22 against the Los Angeles Lakers and Feb. 29 against the Houston Rockets. Antetokounmpo, whose 12 assists were a career high, made 9 of 17 shots and 9 of 10 free throws while playing point forward most of the game.

Middleton finished 11 of 16 shooting, including 8 of 9 on 3-pointers, the most 3s by a Bucks player since Carlos Delfino made eight on March 18, 2011, in a 110-95 win over New Jersey.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 21 points for Minnesota, but only six after the first quarter.