Milwaukee outscored Charlotte 32-12 in a decisive fourth quarter to rally and defeat the Hornets 108-99 on Friday night at Fiserv Forum. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 34 points and 14 rebounds, both game-high totals.
Malcolm Brogdon added 19 points, while Eric Bledsoe scored 18 and Khris Middleton had 15.
The Bucks trailed by two at halftime and 11 after three quarters, but closed out on defense in the fourth quarter to pull off the win, which kept Milwaukee in first place in the East by a half game on Toronto. The Raptors have played four more games than the Bucks. Milwaukee is an NBA-best 35-12.
Milwaukee hits the road for five games starting Sunday at Oklahoma City. They'll also play Detroit, Toronto, Washington, and Brooklyn.
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