Milwaukee Bucks' guard Matthew Dellavedova (8)
drives past Brooklyn Nets' guard Randy Foye (2) in
the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday,
Dec. 1, 2016, in New York.
NEW YORK — Giannis
Antetokounmpo had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight
assists, Jabari Parker scored 22 points and the
Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-93 on
Malcolm Brogdon and Tony Snell each added 13 points for
the Bucks, who followed their impressive victory over
Cleveland with their third straight win.
Brook Lopez scored 15 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 14 and
Bojan Bogdanovic added 13 for the Nets, who outlasted
the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime on Tuesday and were
trying to win consecutive games for the first time this
The Bucks continued their dominance of the Nets since
Jason Kidd left Brooklyn for the Milwaukee coaching job.
Milwaukee led by one in the third quarter when the Bucks
went on a 14-2 run to go up 77-64. Milwaukee took a
90-78 lead into the fourth quarter, led by
Antetokounmpo's 11 points in the third, and never looked
Brooklyn Nets' forward Luis Scola (4) and Brooklyn
Nets' forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) strip the
ball from Milwaukee Bucks' forward Giannis
Antetokounmpo (34) beneath the Bucks basket in the
Bucks: Coach Kidd believes Antetokounmpo is just
beginning to show his potential. "He's only 21 years
old," Kidd said. "That's the most underrated thing about
him. He's 21 years old doing a lot of things that a lot
of us can't do. I think that's special and I think that
is overlooked a lot of times." . Steve Novak and Khris
Middleton were inactive.
Nets: Coach Kenny Atkinson said the team is going to
"build up" Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's minutes after an
ankle injury. . Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) and
Caris LeVert (left foot rehab) were inactive.
SPEAKING THE TRUTH
Two days after Paul Pierce played his final game in
Brooklyn, Kidd was asked how would remember a long-time
adversary and later a player he coached.
"I think he's a true pro, a true warrior and a
champion," Kidd said. "Being able to coach him, to see
his work ethic at a very high level. (He) respects the
game and is a true vet. As a player who's played against
him, he is not afraid of having the ball late in the
game. He always wanted to deliver that winning shot."
Brooklyn Nets' center Brook Lopez (11) greets former
President Bill Clinton before the start of an NBA
basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Former President Bill Clinton was courtside with Bucks
co-owner Marc Lasry. New York Giants safety Landon
Collins and running back Bobby Rainey were also on hand
at Barclays Center.
Bucks: Host Brooklyn on Saturday.
Nets: Visit Milwaukee on Saturday.