Houston Rockets

Giannis Antetokounmpo slams ball off James Harden's head, outduels MVP rival ...

But when the ball bounced back to Antetokounmpo, who immediately found Ersan Ilyasova for an open 3-pointer, it confirmed that it was the Greek Freak’s night.

Antetokounmpo finished with 27 points, 21 rebounds and five assists in the win, negating the efforts of Harden’s 14th straight 30-point game.

Harden finished with 41 points, 11 rebounds and six assists while falling short of a dubious triple double with nine turnovers.

The Rockets opened a 60-54 halftime lead, but a dominant third quarter from Milwaukee proved to be the difference.

The loss snapped a 10-game home winning streak for the Rockets as the Bucks continue to prove their first-place standing in the Eastern Conference is no fluke.

The Rockets have been red-hot lately behind Harden’s historic tear , posting wins over the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets , the top two teams in the Western Conference.

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