The Milwaukee Bucks did not make it easy, but still were able to run their winning streak to four after defeating the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday night at Fiserv Forum, 129-125.
Milwaukee did not have the services of point guards D.J. Augustin (personal issue) and Jrue Holiday and Jaylen Adams (health and safety protocol). Filling the void was Donte DiVincenzo, who responded with a career-high 24 points and 9 assists.
Former Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe had a chance to tie the game for New Orleans, but his shot missed; still, New Orleans had a chance following a Milwaukee turnover. However, Brandon Ingram charged into DiVencenzo, helping preserve the win for Milwaukee (20-13).
"I'll keep it simple: Incredible. Period," teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo said of DiVincenzo's charge taken. "He was unbelievable."
Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 38 points and 10 rebounds. Khris Middleton chipped in 31 points for the Bucks.
Milwaukee is next in action Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Clippers.