Milwaukee overpowers Curry-less Golden State Warriors, 129-118

Milwaukee overpowers Curry-less Golden State Warriors, 129-118

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO, Damian Lillard and Khris Middleton combined for 84 points, and the well-rested Milwaukee Bucks overpowered the short-handed Golden State Warriors late for a 129-118 victory Saturday night in Wisconsin.

Mr. Antetokounmpo led the way with a game-high 33 points. Mr. Lillard had 27 and Mr. Middleton 24 as part of a double-double with a game-high 10 assists for the Bucks, whose only game since Monday was a 33-point breeze over the visiting Boston Celtics.

Playing the second night of a road back-to-back and doing so without Stephen Curry (rest), the Warriors also had three players score 20 or more points, led by Jonathan Kuminga with 28. Brandin Podziemski totaled 23 in a double-double with a game-high-tying 10 rebounds, and Klay Thompson had 21.

The Warriors led by as many as seven points, that coming when Mr. Thompson nailed a 3-pointer to give the visitors a 72-65 lead at the midpoint of the third quarter. But two bursts eventually allowed the Bucks to win for just the third time in their last seven games.

Less than two minutes later after the Warriors had gone up by seven, Milwaukee regained a 75-72 advantage after two Antetokounmpo dunks and consecutive 3-pointers by Bobby Portis and Mr. Lillard in a 10-0 burst. — Reuters