Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Milwaukee Bucks (MIL) vs the Houston Rockets (HOU) on April 30, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Toyota Center.
Kevin Porter Jr. led the Rockets past the Milwaukee Bucks, ending the game with a phenomenal performance. Porter Jr. chipped in 50 big points. In addition to his outstanding game, he finished 32 points in the second half alone and 17 in the fourth.
“After I saw the third 3 go down, I knew it was going to be a special night,” Porter shared. “It was all up to me. I just stayed aggressive, and it was a good night.”
Porter Jr. became the fourth NBA player to have a 50-point game before the age of 21. The other players are LeBron James who have done it twice, Brandon Jennings and Devin Booker. Not only that, but he also became the youngest player to record 50+ points and 10+ assists in a single game. Previously, it was “The King” who held the record with 50 points and 10 assists on March 5, 2008 at the age of 23.
“For him to be successful, he’s going to have to be someone who can make those shots,” Stephen Silas, the head coach of the Rockets said. “Just seeing the hard work that he puts in was great.”
Christian Wood also played excellently, tallying 31 points, 9 rebounds and 6 three-pointers made to help his team secure the win against the Bucks.
Unfortunately, Antetokounmpo left the game early in the first quarter due to an ankle injury and did not return to play the rest of the game.
Because of this, Middleton stood up for his team and tallied 33 points, 8 assists and dropped 5 three-pointers. Forbes also stood up, scoring 30 big points and hit 6 three-point shots.
With 29 points and 4 blocks, Jrue Holiday went versatile on both ends of the court. He also dimed 10 assists and had 2 steals to help his team win against the Rockets who currently has the worst record in the league.
“At the end of the day, it’s us five guys on the court,” Holiday shared. “Once you step on that court, you all need to be on the same page. Tonight, in the fourth quarter, yeah, we tried to step up and play defense a lot harder, but you have to do that the whole game.”
The Rockets improve to 16-47 while the Bucks fall down to 38-24.
Bucks vs Rockets
38-29; 35-36; 25-39; 38-39
Bucks (136) – Middleton 33, Forbes 30, Holiday 29, Lopez 15, Portis 10
Rockets (143) – Porter Jr. 50, Wood 31, Olynyk 24, Wilson 15, Tate 12