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Bucks make history, notch 45th double-digit win of season

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The Milwaukee Bucks steamrolled their way through yet another opponent Monday night, defeating the Brooklyn Nets 131-121 at the Barclays Center.

The win marked Milwaukee's 45th double-digit victory of the season. As a result, the 2018-19 Bucks became the 8th team in NBA history to win at least 45 games by 10 or more points.

Year Team Wins
1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers 50
2016-17 Golden State Warriors 48
1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks 47
1995-96 Chicago Bulls 46
2018-19 Milwaukee Bucks 45
2014-15 Golden State Warriors 45
2007-08 Boston Celtics 45
1996-97 Chicago Bulls 45

(courtesy: ESPN Stats and Info)

In what could be a sign of things to come for this year's Bucks squad, each of the previous seven teams to reach 45 double-digit wins went on to hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy.

Eric Bledsoe led all scorers with 29 points on 10-of-19 shooting against Brooklyn, while Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds after sitting out Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks with an injured ankle.

Milwaukee sits atop the Eastern Conference at 58-20 with a magic number of 1 to clinch the league's best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

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