Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to action Friday after a one-game absence, scoring 37 to lead the Bucks past the Grizzlies for their 17th straight win. The victory pushed Milwaukee to 23-3 on the season.
Not to be outdone, LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 61 points in helping the Lakers hand the Heat their first home loss while matching the Bucks at 23-3.
This marks the earliest two teams have been 20 games over .500 since the 1972-73 when the Lakers and Celtics accomplished the feat.
After one game off, Giannis returned with 37 pts & 11 reb as the Bucks extended their win streak to 17 games.
The Bucks and Lakers are now both 23-3, making this the earliest date there have been two teams at 20 games above .500 since 1972-73 (Lakers & Celtics). h/t @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/QCQIfYYLXT
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 14, 2019