Giannis ups the Ante as Bucks shoot down Rockets

Giannis ups the Ante as Bucks shoot down Rockets

Giannis Antetokounmpo started the new NBA season with a triple-double as the Milwaukee Bucks saw off the Houston Rockets 117-111.

Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to achieve the feat for the 15th time in his career but fouled out before the final buzzer.

James Harden, the Houston Rocket who took the 2018 MVP title, had 19 points while Russell Westbrook posted 24.

Houston, who had led for most of the game, were outscored by their opponents 39-24 in the final quarter.

The Los Angeles Clippers took their second straight win with a 141-122 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

Lou Williams top scored for the Clippers with 22, with Kawhi Leonard hitting 21 and Patrick Patterson 20.

Steph Curry hit 23 for the Warriors, but only managed to convert two out of 11 three-point attempts.

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 117-100 with Trae Young scoring 38 points in the win.

John Collins hit 18 for the Hawks and Deandre Hunter added 14, while Derrick Rose top scored for the Pistons with 27.