NBA Game Notes (Feb. 16, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on February 16, 2023.
Bucks Extend Streak
The Milwaukee Bucks won their 12th consecutive game, beating the Chicago Bulls 112-100. The Bucks head into the All-Star break with the second-best record in the NBA at 41-17, just a half game behind the Boston Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
It wasn’t all good news for the Bucks, as superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game in the second quarter with an apparent wrist injury. Before leaving the game, Antetokounmpo passed Paul Pressey to become the franchise’s all-time leader in assists:
3,274 — Giannis Antetokounmpo
3,272 — Paul Presey
2,689 — Sidney Moncrief
Antetokounmpo is also the franchise’s career leader in minutes, free throws made, free throws attempted, blocks, points, and triple-doubles.
Bucks center Brook Lopez had a big game, scoring a game-high 33 points on 13-18 shooting from the field. Lopez also recorded team highs in rebounds (7, tied) and blocks (4) and did not commit a turnover.
Teammate Jevon Carter had 22 points, six rebounds, and six assists, shooting 9-13 from the field with four 3-pointers made. It’s the first time Carter has recorded a 20-point, 5-rebound, 5-assist game.
The Bulls’ Nikola Vucevic scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds in the loss. Vucevic has recorded 10 double-doubles in his last 11 games, averaging 20.2 PPG and 13.3 RPG over that span.
After a 15-9 stretch that brought them to within one game of .500, the Bulls have dropped six consecutive games and are once again seven games below the break-even point.
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