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.
- 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