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Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates in just 22 minutes as Milwaukee Bucks roll New York Knicks, 132-88

The Bucks’ George Hill, right, drives against the New York Knicks’ Kadeem Allen during the second half Monday in Milwaukee. (AP photo)

MILWAUKEE — New York

Knicks coach David Fizdale knew his struggling team faced a huge challenge Monday night against the streaking Milwaukee Bucks.

New York stumbled at the start and never had a chance as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks won their 12th straight game in a 132-88 romp.

Antetokounmpo needed only 14 minutes on the court to record another double-double, finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds. The Bucks won by 44 points after beating Charlotte by 41 on Saturday, the first time in franchise history Milwaukee posted back-to-back winning margins of 40 points or more. It was the fifth time it’s been done in NBA history.

“I don’t feel we came in here with the idea we could beat this team,” Fizdale said.

The Bucks (18-3) led by as many as 47 and cruised behind Antetokounmpo, who pulled down his 10th rebound with 4:43 left in the second quarter for his league-leading 20th double-double.

The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetounmpo looks to a teammate during the second half against the New York Knicks on Monday in Milwaukee. (AP photo)

The reigning MVP shot 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, while playing 22 minutes.

He exited with nearly five minutes left in the third quarter and the Bucks ahead 93-54.

“I watch and listen to him lead his guys,” Fizdale said. “He’s just impressive. The league is in good hands, I know that, when you’ve got a guy like that at the top.”

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