Bucks clamp down, defeat Rockets 108-94 on Tuesday night

In a game matching up the two presumptive front-runners for the NBA's MVP award, the Milwaukee Bucks used their defense down the stretch to close out a 14-point win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, 108-94.

Giannis Antetokounmpo turned in a 19-point, 14-rebound effort, while the Bucks were led in scoring by Eric Bledsoe with 23 points.

James Harden of the Rockets also scored 23 points in the loss, to go with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

The Bucks lead the Eastern Conference by 3.5 games with 10 games to play in the regular season. Milwaukee will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.

On Wednesday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo is making a stop in Stoughton. The Mike Heller Show will broadcast live during the appearance.

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Houston Rockets v Milwaukee Bucks

Houston Rockets v Milwaukee Bucks