MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 25 points and Brandon Knight had 24 as the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 113-105 in overtime Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Knight, who returned to the lineup after missing Monday’s game in Toronto with a quadriceps injury, scored 12 points in overtime. Khris Middleton and O.J. Mayo added 21 points apiece for Milwaukee.
Carlos Boozer had 28 points for the Lakers, who lost for the 11th time in 12 games — including eight in a row on the road. Ed Davis had 20 rebounds for Los Angeles.
Boozer’s layup with 1:02 remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Lakers a six-point lead. Mayo sank a 3-pointer to cut it to 91-88, but Jeremy Lin connected for a 3 on the next possession for the Lakers. Knight’s 3-pointer made it 94-91 with 20.4 seconds left.
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