Giannis' streak ends in big win over Hornets

John Healy
November 30, 2019 - 9:55 pm
© Benny Sieu | 2019 Nov 30

© Benny Sieu | 2019 Nov 30

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MILWAUKEE- One streak ended, and another was extended in the Milwaukee Bucks 137-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo's streak of 19 straight double-doubles to open up the NBA season was snapped, however the team expanded upon their winning streak, now at 11-games. It is the first time since 1984-85 since the Bucks have won 11 in a row. 

The month of November was the best the Bucks have had in their franchise history: 15-1, awinning percentage of .938. This run also ties their best start in franchsie history through 20 games at 17-3.

It was a quick start for Milwaukee as they opened the game on a 7-0 run with a couple buckets by Robin Lopez. He hit a career high 3 three-pointers in the game as he had a great day filling in for his twin brother in the starting lineup: 13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks for the big man in this one.

At the end of the first quarter, the Bucks held a 32-25 lead.

Giannis really found his groove in the second quarter scoring 13 of his 26 points as Milwaukee jumped to a 66-49 lead at the halftime break. The Greek Freak had a bit of fun after a whistle throwing down this impressive windmill dunk:

Giannis left in the third quarter and wouldn't come back for the rest of the ball game. He had ice on his knees with nine minutes left in the 4th quarter. After just 20 minutes, Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. He was one rebound shy of keeping his double-double streak going, but he wasn't needed in the waining moments of the 41-point blowout victory. 

The bench had a little bit of fun in the fourth quarter as they extended the lead to 40+ points. Five guys off the bench were in double-digit points in the game. Khris Middleton led all scorers off the bench with 15 points. Dragan Bender had 12 as he shot 5-7 from the field. DJ Wilson and Ersan Illyasova both had 11, and Georger Hill had 10 and 4 assists in 15 minutes. 

Milwaukee would end up taking this one in dominating fashion, 137-96. The Bucks look to continue their winning streak as the New York Knicks on Monday night at 7 PM CT. Tune in to The FAN and the Pick N' Save Milwaukee Pro Hoops Post Game Show right after the final score!