The Utah Jazz fizzled down the stretch and fell 114-102 to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Monday.
Here are four key takeaways from the loss that dropped the Jazz to 2-2 on this road trip and back under .500 (20-21) on the season.
— The Jazz went more than five and a half minutes without hitting a field goal in the fourth quarter, as Utah saw its 91-88 lead turn into a six-point deficit before Raul Neto hit a 3-pointer with 5:11 to play to make it 100-97 for the Bucks. Milwaukee, which trailed by as many as 11 points in the third, shot 48 percent from the field in the fourth to 26.7 percent for the Jazz and outscored Utah 31-16 in the final period.
— Giannis Antetokounmpo led all players with 30 points and 10 rebounds, as Milwaukee had a 68-36 edge in points in the paint. Donovan Mitchell paced Utah with 26 points and started 5 of 7 from 3-point range — he finished 6 of 12 from 3 — though he didn't score in the fourth quarter.1 comment on this story
— Ricky Rubio left with a right hamstring injury in the first half after playing four minutes and scoring nine points. That left the Jazz shorthanded at point guard with Dant Exum already out with an ankle injury.
— The tightly contested game featured 24 lead changes and 10 ties. Utah's biggest lead was 11 points, while the Bucks led by as many as 13 in the fourth.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 vs. Orlando (17-22), 7 p.m. MST
Friday, Jan. 11 vs. L.A. Lakers (21-19), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 vs. Chicago (10-30), 8 p.m.