Aaron Gash, Associated Press
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks over Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Milwaukee.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks with 37 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, but it was his broken-play 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter that put an end to the Utah Jazz's rally and led to the Bucks' 117-100 victory.

The turning point: Eric Bledsoe threw down an alley oop from Antetokounmpo to give the Bucks a 20-8 lead in the first quarter they would not relinquish.

The hero: Rudy Gobert had his best game since returning from a knee injury, scoring 20 points on 6 of 8 shooting.

3 keys:

  • The Jazz shot just 43.4 percent from the field while Milwaukee made 54.3 of their shots
  • The Bucks did a better job passing, out assisting Utah 22-20 while only turning the ball over 11 times. Utah had 16 turnovers.
  • Fomer SLCC-guard Gary Payton II started for Milwaukee. He scored 4 points and had 2 assists in 23 minutes of action.

Jazz almanac: 13-14, L3

Next up: at Chicago (4-20), Wednesday, 6 p.m. MT

On deck: at Boston (22-5), Friday, 5:30 p.m. MT