The duel of two MVP candidates was the fans must see match up when the playoff comes. Giannis Antetokoumnpo scored 45 points with 16 rebounds and 6 assists where the last one led to Sterling Brown layup to give the Bucks enough separation with 4 point lead at 123-119.
Joel Embiid of the Philadephia Sixers who just returned from a three game absence had a triple double 34 points 13 rebounds and 13 assists together with 3 blocks. Sixers had 7 point lead with eight minutes left in the game but the Bucks defense and offense start to run up led by Antetokoumnpo and tied the game at 119 with 84 seconds left.
With this win, the Bucks clinched the best NBA record this season and had home court advantage throughout the playoffs.
The MVP candidate went to the free throw line 21 times and made 16 of it. Fellow All Star Kris Middleton and George Hill had 22 and 20 points respectively. Ben Simmons limited to 6 points only but had 13 assists, JJ Reddick had 29 points but missed his three point attempts which can give the Sixers the lead in final minute of regulation. Mike Scott scored 20 points in place of Jimmy Butler who was out due to injury