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Bucks Dominate Hornets In Most Lopsided Victory Of Season

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives between Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges and Seth Curry during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Mo

The Milwaukee Bucks showcased a dominant performance as they cruised to a 123-85 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the charge with 24 points, supported by Damian Lillard's 23 points and Bobby Portis' 21-point contribution.

The Bucks established a commanding 58-26 lead at halftime, stifling the Hornets to their lowest first-half point total of the season. This defensive prowess marked one of the Bucks' best defensive showings, with the team allowing just 26 points in the opening half.

Under coach Doc Rivers, the Bucks have been on a positive trajectory, winning three consecutive games post-All-Star break and improving to a 6-7 record. Their recent defensive efforts have been noteworthy, with the team holding opponents to fewer than 100 points in four of their last seven games.

Bucks held a 58-26 halftime lead, limiting Hornets to their lowest first-half score.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, Damian Lillard 23, and Bobby Portis 21.
Bucks' strong defense allowed just 26 points in the first half.
Under coach Doc Rivers, Bucks won three consecutive games post-All-Star break.
Bucks improved to a 6-7 record with recent defensive efforts.
Antetokounmpo and Lillard exited early, allowing key players to rest.
Brook Lopez moved to second on Bucks' career blocks list with 806 blocks.

The victory allowed the Bucks to rest their key players, with Antetokounmpo and Lillard exiting the game early in the third quarter. Brook Lopez made a significant impact on defense, moving into second place on the Bucks' career blocks list with 806 blocks.

Despite the Hornets' efforts, led by Miles Bridges' 17 points, the team struggled to contain the Bucks' offensive onslaught. Milwaukee's dominance was evident throughout the game, with the Bucks securing their third win against the Hornets this season.

The Bucks' stellar performance was highlighted by a 15-0 run in the first quarter, where Lillard's impressive play and Portis' scoring outburst helped them establish a commanding lead. Charlotte's struggles continued in the second quarter, as they managed just 10 points while shooting poorly from the field.

Looking ahead, the Hornets and Bucks are set to face off once again on Thursday night in Charlotte, providing another opportunity for both teams to showcase their skills on the court.

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