Jordan Nwora scored a season-high 28 points in Milwaukee Bucks 119-90 loss to high-flying Cleveland Cavaliers, while Precious Achiuwa contributed 17 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat Golden State Warriors 119-100 on Sunday.
The Bucks were without their regular starting five as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bobby Portis, Khris Middleton, Grayson Allen and Jrue Holiday all missed out of the game due to injuries, rest and NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Rotation players Donte DiVincenzo and Wesley Matthews were also out of the encounter.
Nwora finished the game with 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting including four-of-eight from three, 11 rebounds for his double-double as well as four assists but his effort was not enough to hand his side the win over the in-form Cavs.
The win over the Warriors was Achiuwa’s first involvement for the Raptors since their 102-90 win over the Washington Wizards on December 5.
Aside from scoring 17 points from the bench, Achiuwa also contributed five rebounds.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Raptors at the start of the season after being traded along with Goran Dragic for star guard Kyle Lowry, has averaged 8.4 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Nwora will be hoping to lead his side to a win when they tackle the resurgent Houston Rockets on Thursday.