In an aggressive, gritty, and sometimes dirty game, the Bucks would prevail and earn a well-needed victory over the Utah Jazz, 114-102.
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished at the top of the score sheet with 30 points and 10 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon completed his outing with 21, and the combo of Brook Lopez and Thon Maker finished with 15 apiece.
Donovan Mitchell would lead the Jazz with his 26 points. A problem in the first half, Milwaukee did a terrific job of maintaining him in the final two quarters.
This was a massive win for Milwaukee, as they now head on to Houston to take on the red-hot Rockets.
Stat That Stood Out
At times, it felt as if we were watching the Jason Kidd-era style of Bucks. The Jazz would expose Milwaukee out on the perimeter and seemingly sink threes at will. Often, the Bucks’ defense was porous and it resulted in Utah sinking multiple corner threes. In the end, Utah would end up sinking 14-of-38 threes on the evening. Milwaukee would tighten things up on the defensive end in the second half, thanks in large part to a more aggressive and menacing approach. Switching to all around hustle proved to be huge, as it ended up being the key to victory.