Giannis drops 30 as Bucks get crushed by Zion-less Pelicans

Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The Milwaukee Bucks finished their series of scrimmage games by a 21-point loss (103-124) to the New Orleans Pelicans. Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists, but it wasn’t enough to earn the victory.

Four players were absent for the Bucks, most notable among them is Eric Bledsoe, who is still on quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Pelicans, on the other hand, had to play without Zion Williamson. The 20-year-old rookie sensation had to leave the Orlando bubble last week for an urgent family medical matter. He is currently going through a quarantine following his return to Orlando.

JJ Redick led the scorers for New Orleans with 20 points. The 36-year-old veteran came off the bench to drop 5/10 2-pointers and 4/7 three-pointers.

New Orleans will take on the Utah Jazz on July 30 for their first official game since March, while the Bucks will clash with the Boston Celtics the following day.

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