NBA Wrap: Antetokounmpo helps Bucks beat Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 37 points as the Milwaukee Bucks opened with a 108-100 victory over Boston on Wednesday night.

Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon hit 19 points while Khris Middleton scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Matthew Dellavedova (15 points) drained a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to put the game beyond the Celtics.

Kyrie Irving scored 17 on his Boston debut.

LaMarcus Aldridge celebrated a $72 million contract extension with 25 points and 10 rebounds as San Antonio defeated Minnesota 107-99.

The Spurs won without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker.

Jimmy Butler scored 12 points while Jamal Crawford hit 10. Andrew Wiggins top-scored for Minnesota with 26 points.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18.

Detroit defeated Charlotte 102-90 thanks to 27 points from Tobias Harris.

The Pistons, playing at the brand new Little Caesars Arena, saw reserve Langston Galloway hit 16 points.

Avery Bradley (15), Henry Ellenson (13) and Reggie Jackson (13) also hit double figures for Detroit.

Kemba Walker scored 24 points for Charlotte.

In Washington, John Wall scored 28 points and Bradley Beal added 25 as Washington ran out 120-115 winners over Philadelphia.

The 2016 No. 1 pick Ben Simmons scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the 69ers, while Markelle Fultz, the 2017 No. 1 pick, hit 10 points off the bench.

Victor Oladipo scored 22 points on his Indiana debut as the Pacers defeated the Nets 140-131.

D’Angelo Russell scored 30 points on his New Jersey debut, but Jeremy Lin limped off with an injury in the fourth quarter.

The Hawks beat the Mavericks 117-111 thanks to 28 points from Dennis Schroder on his debut.

Marco Belinelli added 20 points for Atlanta.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points for Dallas as the 38-year-old German joined Kobe Bryant as the only players to play 20 seasons with the same team.

Orlando held off Miami 116-109 on Evan Fournier’s 23 points while Nikola Vucevic added 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Hassan Whiteside finished with 26 points and 22 rebounds for Miami.

Goran Dragic scored 17 points and six assists.

Mike Conley’s 27 points helped Memphis to a 103-91 win over New Orleans.

Rookie Dillon Brooks scored 19.

Marc Gasol scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds before fouling out in the final quarter.

Anthony Davis top-scored for the Pelicans with 33 points and 18 rebounds, while DeMarcus Cousins added 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

In Salt Lake City, Rudy Gobert scored 18 points and 10 rebounds as Utah defeated Denver 106-96.

Alec Burks’ 12 points in the final quarter as the Jazz came from behind late on.

Will Barton was the star for the Nuggets with 23 points. Paul Millsap scored 19.

All the results from Wednesday’s NBA games:

Indiana Pacers 140-131 New Jersey Nets
Washington Wizards 120-115 Philadelphia 76ers
Detroit Pistons 102-90 Charlotte Hornets
Orlando Magic 116-109 Miami Heat
Boston Celtics 100-108 Milwaukee Bucks
Memphis Grizzlies 103-91 New Orleans Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks 111-117 Atlanta Hawks
Utah Jazz 106-96 Denver Nuggets
San Antonio Spurs 107-99 Minnesota Timberwolves
Phoenix Suns 76-124 Portland Trailblazers
Sacramento Kings 100-105 Houston Rockets

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