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Rapid Recap: Bucks 131, Hornets 114

That’s 50 wins, baby!

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

In a sleety Milwaukee night, the Bucks would earn their 50th victory of the campaign, coming from behind and dismantling the Charlotte Hornets, 131-114.

The first half featured some stagnant basketball from Milwaukee. The Bucks would just shoot 36 percent the opening 12 minutes, much of which came from 4-of-15 beyond the arc. However, after being down by as many as 14, they’d slash the Charlotte lead to just four at half.

The Brook Lopez Quarter would be in full effect during the third period. The big man would tally 18 points, giving Milwaukee a well-needed boost and a seven point lead going into the final quarter of play.

That’d really be the end of this one. From the third on, the Bucks never looked back and it’d be smooth sailing to their 50th win of the year.

Stat That Stood Out

Let’s roll with Brook Lopez’s third quarter. Coming out of the locker room at half, he had just seven points. Going into the fourth quarter, he sat at 25 points. An 18 point quarter, it served as the catalyst that put the hammer in Milwaukee’s hand and the nail in Charlotte’s coffin. The amazing part? He didn’t hit a single three in that stretch. It was all classic Lopez, just bludgeoning his way down low and in the post. Pretty impressive to watch, and it was exactly what the recipe called for to grant the Bucks’ the keys to their 50th win of the season.