Shaun Livingston scored 20 and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-93. This snaps a four-game losing streak for Brooklyn (10-19).
Livingston finished 6-11 and converted 8-8 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for Brooklyn included Mirza Teletovic with 19 points and 6 rebounds, and Kevin Garnett with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Despite the loss, Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 16 points for Milwaukee on 5-12 shooting (1-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-6 from the free throw line. He also recorded 10 rebounds. Khris Middleton contributed 15 points and 8 rebounds, Brandon Knight finished with 11 points and 5 assists, and Larry Sanders put up 10 points and 7 rebounds.
The Bucks posted an eFG% of just 42.6%, including 28.1% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-4 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Nets are undefeated (3-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This drops Milwaukee (6-23) to 0-2 against Brooklyn on the year.
Coming up, the Nets battle the Indiana Pacers, who are 23-5 on the season. The Bucks match up with the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently sitting at 13-15 this year. The Nets lost their last two meetings with Indiana.