Giannis erupts for 31 and 15 as Bucks fight off Knicks

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo decided against an invitation to work out with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in the offseason.

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds, Khris Middleton sank a pair of late 3-pointers and the Milwaukee Bucks survived a furious second-half rally by New York to hold off the Knicks 124-113 on Monday night.

Middleton was efficient in scoring 30 points, going 7 of 8 from 3-point range. Antetokounmpo only had one 3, but it came in a big spot, giving unbeaten Milwaukee the lead for good midway through the fourth period.

Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 24 points. Trey Burke added 19 and Mario Hezonja had 18. … Full story