Antetotokounmpo powers Bucks over Hornets

Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 41 points to go with 20 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks rebuffed the host Charlotte Hornets in a 93-85 victory Sunday.

Antetokounmpo made 17 of 28 shots and added a team-high six assists. Of his rebounds, 18 came at the defensive end.

Brook Lopez added 16 points and George Hill had 11 points for the Bucks, who won their sixth straight.

Devonte' Graham's 17 points paced the Hornets, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Terry Rozier had 13 points, PJ Washington supplied 12 points, Cody Martin had 11 and Willy Hernangomez added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Other than Antetokounmpo, the rest of the Bucks' starters made only 10 of 35 shots from the field.

Neither team shot the ball well from 3-point range, with the Hornets shooting 22.9 percent (8 of 35) and the Bucks finishing at 22.6 percent (7 of 31).

Leading 83-81, the Bucks pulled away with a strong finishing stretch across the last four minutes. Antetokounmpo scored Milwaukee's last seven points.

Charlotte, which won a road game Friday at Toronto, was aiming for its second consecutive conquering of an elite team.

The Bucks finished with a 61-47 rebounding advantage.

The Hornets began the second quarter on a 16-6 run for a 36-32 lead.

Antetokounmpo had 21 points by halftime, with the Bucks holding a 45-43 lead.

Milwaukee All-Star forward Khris Middleton missed his second game in a row with a sore neck.

--Field Level Media