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    Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks beat Heat 116-87

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks won the game. Dwyane Wade countered with a classy move as the Miami Heat trudged off the court.

    Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and helped the NBA-leading Bucks to an easy 116-87 victory over the Heat on Friday night.

    Wade and Antetokounmpo gave each other their respective jerseys after the game. Khris Middleton peeled off his uniform top and handed it to Wade, too.

    “Big moment for me,” Antetokounmpo said of the exchange. “I had a chance to talk to him a little bit, thank him for everything he did for the game. (He’s a) Hall of Famer, three-time champ, one of the best players to ever play the game. Just him giving me his jersey and me giving my jersey, it is big.”

    Antetokounmpo wasn’t shy about getting his game-used jerseys signed.

    “You know, I sent it back to D-Wade so he can sign them,” Antetokounmpo said. “He sent it back to me signed.”

    Wade said he enjoyed watching football and football players swap jerseys after the game.

    “It’s a sign of respect,” Wade said. “(With this being,) my last year, I wanted to do something that’s kind of cool and show a sign of respect.”

    Wade, who’s in his 15th season with Miami and the final of 16 seasons overall, hustled back to the Heat locker room, grabbed a spare jersey and sent it over to Middleton in the Bucks’ locker room.

    Middleton was touched by Wade’s move.

    “He is definitely a mentor, somebody I watch from afar,” Middleton said. “(He’s) one of my favourite players growing up. Still one of my favourite players to this day.”

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