Bucks defeat Hornets 116-103 in first-ever NBA game in France


Milwaukee won its eighth game in a row and Charlotte lost its eighth game in a row as the Bucks defeated the Hornets on Friday in Paris, France.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 30 points, 16 rebounds, and six assists. Eric Bledsoe scored 20, George Hill had 16, and Khris Middleton added 14 points and nine rebounds as the Bucks won the first-ever NBA game in France.

Milwaukee trailed by five at the half, but exploded in the fourth quarter with 38 points to rally for the win.

Despite shooting just 27.8% from deep, the Bucks were plus-14 in rebounding and shot 50.6% from the floor overall while holding the Hornets to just 36.8% shooting.

Next up, Milwaukee returns home to play Washington on Tuesday as the Bucks try to go for nine wins in a row.

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