After what may have been their biggest win of the season, the Milwaukee Bucks took the first game of a home-and-home series with the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 109-104.
Friday night’s home tilt against the Charlotte Hornets offered the Milwaukee Bucks a choice. They could build off their impressive win over the Cleveland Cavaliers days prior or fall back into the inconsistent mode of play that had doomed them at times earlier this season.
While the result was very much in doubt at times, the club managed to secure the former option, eventually prevailing in a game that was fairly close throughout.
Neither team was able to pull away early until the Hornets took advantage of a poor offensive stretch from Milwaukee to take a late-second quarter lead, finishing the first half up 59-52.
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They would maintain that slim advantage until a lineup featuring Giannis Antetokounmpo at center brought the Bucks to within striking distance.
The game would then remain tight until the final whistle, when a couple of clutch plays by their stars sealed the deal for Milwaukee.
The Bucks will have to turn around quickly and get ready to face the Hornets again on Saturday, but for now, let’s take a look at what stood out as part of this particular matchup.