Golden State loses fifth in eight games since Christmas; Milwaukee rebounds from two straight losses to Hornets

Giannis Antetokounmpo buries for the Bucks - Photo: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks showed no mercy against a Draymond Green-less and directionless Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Milwaukee. The defending champions opened up a 39-point lead. They closed with 118-99 as they took their foot off the gas in the second half. Giannis Antotokounmpo had a triple-double with 30 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and 3 blocks.

Stephen Curry finished the game with 12 points, shooting 4 of 11 from the field and 2 of 6 from the perimeter. The star is facing a down period in recent weeks, which coincides with the Warriors' drop in performance. The team lost its fifth in eight games after Christmas. The highest scorer was Andrew Wiggins, with 16. In his third game after two and a half years away, Klay Thompson scored 11 points in 20 minutes