Bucks snap slide at home, beat Timberwolves, 98-84
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 14 points, O.J. Mayo and John Henson each had 12, and the Milwaukee Bucks handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 14th straight loss, 98-84 on Friday night.
Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 10 points each to help the Bucks snap a four-game home skid.
Andrew Wiggins had 20 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota.
Kendall Marshall’s 3-pointer gave Milwaukee a 20-point lead early in the fourth quarter. The Timberwolves pulled within 10 later in the period but got no closer.
The Bucks took control of the game with a strong-shooting second quarter. Back-to-back 3s by Mayo early in the quarter put Milwaukee up for good at 27-24. Knight and Middleton closed out the quarter with consecutive 3s, giving the Bucks their largest lead of the first half at 53-38.
The Bucks shot 14 for 17 (82 percent) in the second quarter.