Giannis Antetokounmpo’s explosive 33-point performance, combined with Damian Lillard’s 27 points, propelled the Milwaukee Bucks (27-12) to a resilient 129-118 victory over the short-handed Golden State Warriors (18-21) on Saturday night.

In the absence of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, the Warriors fought valiantly, with Jonathan Kuminga leading the charge with 28 points and rookie Brandin Podziemski impressing with 23 points and 10 assists. Klay Thompson contributed 21 points, making it a competitive showdown.

Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton stepped up in the fourth quarter, adding 13 crucial points to secure the victory. Bucks rookie Andre Jackson Jr. made a significant impact, posting his first professional double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes. His hustle plays, including a pivotal block, contributed to the Bucks’ success.