Khris Middleton led all scorers with 28 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo followed close behind with 26 points and 8 boards, as the Bucks won for the eighth time in nine tries and went to 2-1 on their current road trip.
After trailing big for a lot of the game, the Lakers succeeded in making it look close at the end but in reality the Bucks beat them pretty squarely on the road. Jordan Clarkson led the losing effort with 21 points and 5 rebounds.
There was a little bit of excitement late in the third quarter when the Lakers became frustrated with a hard foul by Malcolm Bronson. Nick Young retaliated by shoving Brodgon but was met by was met by an even stronger push from Bucks center, Greg Monroe as both sides moved in to defend their respective players. Swaggy P, Moose and D’Angelo Russell, were each ejected for their part in the incident.
This game is yet another indicator that. Bucks are starting to gel as a unit. Even though the win came via big performances from their stars, instead of the team efforts they’ve been getting used to, they are starting to build the chemistry they’ve been looking for as they continue to “Own the Future.”
Even on a winning streak, it was hard to take this young Bucks team serious while they had a losing record. Now, they are looking like one of the toughest teams to beat in the East and they only seem to be improving with K-Midd back in the fold.
Tomorrow’s game will be their truest test of the year as they continue their road trip against the Warriors, at Golden State.