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Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat Davis-led Lakers 111-104

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo looked over at LeBron James and Anthony Davis and thought about his past.

''I wasn't supposed to be here,'' the 6-foot-11 Greek Freak said.

Hardly looked that way Thursday night.

Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat James, Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers 111-104 in a showdown of the NBA's top teams.

The reigning MVP had seven assists and a career-best five 3-pointers as Milwaukee improved to 25-4 after ending an 18-game winning streak against Dallas on Monday night.

''I wasn't the No. 1 pick, AD was, LeBron was,'' Antetokounmpo said. ''I wasn't supposed to be here. I wasn't supposed to go up against these two beasts. So I'm just happy that I'm here and happy that I'm going through the process and I always want to be better, do better for my team and that's what gives me joy.''

James had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his seventh triple-double of the season, and Davis had 36 points and 10 rebounds.

''You tip your hat off to him and we move forward,'' Davis said of Antetokounmpo.

The Lakers dropped their second straight game and fell to 24-5 largely because their bench was outscored 34-4 by the Bucks' reserves. George Hill had 21 points off the bench for Milwaukee.

The last time two teams that were 20 games over .500 played each other before Jan. 1 was 1980. The Boston Celtics (28-8) played the Suns (32-8) in Phoenix. Boston won 116-97.

''No matter what team we play,'' Hill said, ''we come in with the same mentality to get better that night on both ends of the floor, and it just happened to be the Lakers tonight.''

Milwaukee led by six after the first quarter then opened the second with a 20-7 run. Davis and James combined to shoot 6 for 20 in the first half, and the Lakers had 10 turnovers. The Bucks led 65-46 at the break.

Los Angeles outscored Milwaukee 68-46 in the second half to close the gap. The Lakers now head home after ending a five-game trip.

''We continue to build chemistry, we continue to build camaraderie,'' James said. ''Pretty much every time anyone does anything, we pretty much do it together on the road. Just kind of have that bunker mentality, that brotherhood when we hit the road.''

The Bucks improved to 3-0 against the two teams from Los Angeles, including a dominant 119-91 win over the Clippers at home on Dec. 6.

BROTHERLY

Antetokounmpo, his older brother and teammate, Thanasis, and their younger brother Kostas, who plays for the Lakers, swapped jerseys and posed for photos together on the court after the game.

''This is unique,'' Giannis Antetokounmpo said. ''You can't take this for granted. Three brothers under the same roof, going through the same game, going through our pregame warmup. We're blessed.''

TIP-INS

Lakers: Kyle Kuzma remained out with a sore ankle. Coach Frank Vogel said he's hopeful the third-year forward will be able to practice fully Saturday and be available to play Sunday.

Bucks: Milwaukee played its third game without guard Eric Bledsoe. The 2018-19 all-defensive first-team performer fractured his right leg against the Memphis Grizzles on Friday. Bledsoe is expected to miss about 2 weeks.

UP NEXT

Lakers: Host the Nuggets on Sunday.

Bucks: At the Knicks on Saturday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:43 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 3-0
11:27   Brook Lopez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:23   Defensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
11:20   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:20   MIL team rebound  
11:05   Khris Middleton missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Anthony Davis  
11:05   MIL team rebound  
11:03   Shooting foul on LeBron James  
11:03   Wesley Matthews missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:03   MIL team rebound  
11:03 +1 Wesley Matthews made 2nd of 2 free throws 3-1
10:48   Anthony Davis missed jump shot  
10:45   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
10:30   Brook Lopez missed driving layup  
10:28   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
10:15   Bad pass turnover on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, stolen by Donte DiVincenzo  
9:58   Brook Lopez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:54   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
9:51   LeBron James missed layup, blocked by Wesley Matthews  
9:51   LAL team rebound  
9:42   Personal foul on Wesley Matthews  
9:32   LeBron James missed jump shot, blocked by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
9:32   LAL team rebound  
9:29   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:26   Defensive rebound by Donte DiVincenzo  
9:16   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:13   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
8:58   LeBron James missed jump shot  
8:55   Defensive rebound by Donte DiVincenzo  
8:51   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed finger-roll layup  
8:48   Defensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
8:48   Personal foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo  
8:33   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:30   Defensive rebound by Donte DiVincenzo  
8:23 +3 Donte DiVincenzo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 3-4
8:02 +2 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made driving layup, assist by Anthony Davis 5-4
7:52 +3 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donte DiVincenzo 5-7
7:33   Anthony Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:30   Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews  
7:27   Donte DiVincenzo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:24   Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
7:24 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk 5-9
7:07   LeBron James missed driving layup, blocked by Brook Lopez  
7:04   Defensive rebound by Brook Lopez  
7:00   Wesley Matthews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:57   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
6:54   Shooting foul on Khris Middleton  
6:54 +1 LeBron James made 1st of 2 free throws 6-9
6:54 +1 LeBron James made 2nd of 2 free throws 7-9
6:36   Khris Middleton missed jump shot  
6:33   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
6:29 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 10-9
6:16 +2 Donte DiVincenzo made driving layup, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 10-11
6:05   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed jump shot  
6:01   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
5:39 +3 George Hill made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 10-14
5:23 +2 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made driving layup, assist by LeBron James 12-14
5:18   Personal foul on JaVale McGee  
5:12 +3 George Hill made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Khris Middleton 12-17
4:45 +2 JaVale McGee made alley-oop shot, assist by Anthony Davis 14-17
4:20   Bad pass turnover on Ersan Ilyasova, stolen by Anthony Davis  
4:13   Lost ball turnover on LeBron James, stolen by Sterling Brown  
4:06   Sterling Brown missed layup  
4:03   Defensive rebound by Avery Bradley  
4:01   Shooting foul on Brook Lopez  
4:00 +1 Anthony Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 15-17
4:00   Anthony Davis missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:59   LAL team rebound  
3:44   Avery Bradley missed jump shot, blocked by Pat Connaughton  
3:43   Offensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
3:43   Anthony Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:43   MIL team rebound  
3:30   Shooting foul on Avery Bradley  
3:30   Pat Connaughton missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:30   MIL team rebound  
3:30   Pat Connaughton missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:29   LAL team rebound  
3:12   Bad pass turnover on Jared Dudley, stolen by Sterling Brown  
2:59   Personal foul on Jared Dudley  
2:42   Robin Lopez missed jump shot  
2:40   Offensive rebound by Ersan Ilyasova  
2:37 +2 George Hill made reverse layup, assist by Ersan Ilyasova 15-19
2:18   Anthony Davis missed driving layup  
2:16   Defensive rebound by Ersan Ilyasova  
2:12   Sterling Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:09   Defensive rebound by Avery Bradley  
1:54   Out of bounds turnover on Avery Bradley  
1:36   George Hill missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:33   Offensive rebound by Pat Connaughton  
1:28   Traveling violation turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo  
1:14   Rajon Rondo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:10   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
1:07 +2 Pat Connaughton made layup, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 15-21
0:44 +2 Anthony Davis made floating jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 17-21
0:30   Personal foul on Jared Dudley  
0:30 +1 George Hill made 1st of 2 free throws 17-22
0:30 +1 George Hill made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-23
0:23   Anthony Davis missed alley-oop shot  
0:18   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
0:00   Pat Connaughton missed jump shot, blocked by Anthony Davis  
0:00   MIL team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:37 +2 Khris Middleton made driving layup, assist by George Hill 17-25
11:22   Dwight Howard missed hook shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
11:13   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed layup  
11:08   Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
11:08 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk 17-27
11:01   LeBron James missed jump shot  
10:58   Offensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
10:44   Bad pass turnover on Avery Bradley, stolen by Kyle Korver  
10:31 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made finger-roll layup 17-29
10:12 +3 LeBron James made 3-pt. jump shot 20-29
9:55   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:55   LAL team rebound  
9:38   Rajon Rondo missed driving layup, blocked by Brook Lopez  
9:34   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
9:29   Brook Lopez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:26   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
9:20 +2 LeBron James made finger-roll layup 22-29
9:08 +3 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donte DiVincenzo 22-32
8:58   Bad pass turnover on Rajon Rondo, stolen by Brook Lopez  
8:44   Shooting foul on LeBron James  
8:44 +1 Kyle Korver made 1st of 3 free throws 22-33
8:44 +1 Kyle Korver made 2nd of 3 free throws 22-34
8:44 +1 Kyle Korver made 3rd of 3 free throws 22-35
8:23   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:20   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
8:17   Personal foul on Alex Caruso  
8:11 +2 Khris Middleton made jump shot 22-37
8:00   Personal foul on Donte DiVincenzo  
7:52   LeBron James missed driving layup  
7:52   Offensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
7:52 +2 Dwight Howard made dunk 24-37
7:52   Shooting foul on Khris Middleton  
7:52   Dwight Howard missed free throw  
7:49   Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews  
7:34 +3 Wesley Matthews made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donte DiVincenzo 24-40
7:14   Alex Caruso missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Donte DiVincenzo  
7:08 +3 Khris Middleton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donte DiVincenzo 24-43
6:49   Shooting foul on Ersan Ilyasova  
6:49 +1 Anthony Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 25-43
6:49 +1 Anthony Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-43
6:40 +2 Brook Lopez made alley-oop shot, assist by Ersan Ilyasova 26-45
6:29 +2 LeBron James made driving layup 28-45
6:14 +2 Ersan Ilyasova made dunk, assist by Wesley Matthews 28-47
6:08   Offensive foul on Dwight Howard  
6:08   Turnover on Dwight Howard  
5:58   Shooting foul on Anthony Davis  
5:58 +1 Brook Lopez made 1st of 2 free throws 28-48
5:58 +1 Brook Lopez made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-49
5:46   Lost ball turnover on Anthony Davis, stolen by Ersan Ilyasova  
5:38   Donte DiVincenzo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:37   Defensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
5:37   Personal foul on Donte DiVincenzo  
5:26   Bad pass turnover on Rajon Rondo, stolen by Donte DiVincenzo  
5:18   Bad pass turnover on Sterling Brown, stolen by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  
5:16 +2 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made layup 30-49
4:59 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made driving dunk 30-51
4:46 +3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Davis 33-51
4:31 +3 Sterling Brown made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 33-54
4:09 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 36-54
3:55   Wesley Matthews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:52   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
3:48 +2 Rajon Rondo made driving layup 38-54
3:48   Violation  
3:38   Bad pass turnover on Donte DiVincenzo, stolen by Rajon Rondo  
3:30   Troy Daniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:26   Offensive rebound by Danny Green  
3:26 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot 41-54
3:26   Shooting foul on Donte DiVincenzo  
3:26   Danny Green missed free throw  
3:24   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
3:01 +3 George Hill made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wesley Matthews 41-57
2:49   Anthony Davis missed driving layup  
2:42   Offensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
2:42 +2 Anthony Davis made dunk 43-57
2:36   Shooting foul on Rajon Rondo  
2:36   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:36   MIL team rebound  
2:36 +1 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-58
2:29   Out of bounds turnover on Rajon Rondo  
2:25   Personal foul on Rajon Rondo  
2:25 +1 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 1st of 2 free throws 43-59
2:25   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:23   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
2:17   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:13   MIL team rebound  
2:13   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
2:13 +1 Khris Middleton made free throw 43-60
1:56   Personal foul on Anthony Davis  
1:56 +1 George Hill made 1st of 2 free throws 43-61
1:56 +1 George Hill made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-62
1:50   Anthony Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:46   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
1:43   Offensive foul on Khris Middleton  
1:43   Turnover on Khris Middleton  
1:37 +2 LeBron James made driving layup 45-62
1:15 +3 Wesley Matthews made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 45-65
0:52   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:51   LAL team rebound  
0:48   Danny Green missed jump shot  
0:44   Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews  
0:28   George Hill missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:25   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
0:20   Shooting foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo  
0:20 +1 Anthony Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 46-65
0:20   Anthony Davis missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:18   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
0:02   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed driving layup, blocked by Danny Green  
0:01   LAL team rebound  
0:00   Bad pass turnover on Rajon Rondo, stolen by Ersan Ilyasova