Memphis Grizzlies at Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for

James Marshall
November 14, 2017

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 110-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

The Bucks outscored Memphis 24-12 in the third quarter to forge ahead for good.

Khris Middleton and John Henson had 17 points apiece as Milwaukee won its third straight.

Tyreke Evans paced the Grizzlies with 27 points off the bench as they fell to 7-and-6. The Bucks just added an All-Star-caliber point guard in Eric Bledsoe. Milwaukee tied it on Tony Snell's corner 3. After the Lakers pulled within seven with just over five minutes left, Antetokounmpo threw down a dunk while being fouled.

The Bucks got off to a strong start, shooting 65 percent from the field in the first quarter, including 6 for 6 on 3-pointers, to takea 34-29 lead. While he's averaged only 14.1 points in eight lifetime games against Memphis, Antetokounmpo has not taken more than 14 shots in any of those games. The near-capacity crowd booed Ball almost every time he touched the ball early in the game.G Vander Blue, last year's D-League MVP, entered the game in the second quarter, seeing action at the Bradley Center for the first time since playing for Marquette University in the 2012-13 season.

At one point, Bucks coach Jason Kidd said he told the lanky forward to do whatever he wants to do because it's working.

Bucks: Mirza Teletovic missed a second consecutive game with left knee soreness.

Now, the Grizzlies will battle the Bucks in Milwaukee before starting a four-game homestand.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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