Bucks make history, notch 45th double-digit win of season
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.
|1971-72||Los Angeles Lakers||50|
|2016-17||Golden State Warriors||48|
|2014-15||Golden State Warriors||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.