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Bucks' blowout ends Warriors' 8-game win streak


Reuters Last Updated at 09-11-2018 11:44:13 IST

Eric Bledsoe scored six of his game-high 26 points during a second-quarter flurry that allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to build a double-digit lead en route to a shockingly easy 134-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday in Oakland, Calif.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and Malcolm Brogdon 20 for the Bucks, who had lost two of three after a 7-0 start.

Klay Thompson led Golden State with 24 points on a night when backcourt mate Stephen Curry missed all four of his 3-point attempts and was held to 10 points. Curry exited for good in the third quarter due to a left adductor strain.

The loss snapped Golden State's eight-game winning streak and was its first at home this season in seven outings.

A 3-pointer by Thompson got the Warriors within 40-39 in the fifth minute of the second quarter before the Bucks used a 15-2 burst to run away.

Bledsoe had two hoops and two free throws in the run, while Pat Connaughton contributed four points.

The Bucks went on to lead by as many as 15 in the second quarter and then 105-79 after three before coasting home.

Khris Middleton had 17 points and Connaughton 15 for the Bucks, who won despite shooting just 9-for-35 (25.7 percent) from 3-point range.

Antetokounmpo also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds, helping Milwaukee win for a second consecutive season at Golden State.

The 134 points represented the Bucks' second-highest total of the season, having set a season-high in a 144-109 home win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday before heading west for a four-game trip.

Kevin Durant shot just 6-for-15 on a 17-point night and Curry went 5-for-14 overall for the Warriors, who had opened a five-game homestand with three straight wins.

Durant found time for a game-high nine assists.

Quinn Cook finished with 15 points and Damian Jones 12 for Golden State, which was outshot 51.5 percent to 48.3 percent from the field.

--Field Level Media

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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