Antetokounmpo has averaged 20.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 1.7 steals while shooting 63.6 percent in leading Milwaukee to three straight home wins over the Grizzlies.
The Bucks outscored Memphis 24-12 in the third quarter to forge ahead for good. Dillon Brooks added 19 points in defeat. Milwaukee made just one of six shots from long-range in the quarter, but pulled to 65-60 at the break, led by Antetokounmpo's 12 points in the period. The Griz lost three-of-five on their road trip.
Middleton has also had his struggles versus the Grizzlies, scoring just 9.6 points per game on 35.1 percent shooting in eight matchups. The near-capacity crowd booed Ball almost every time he touched the ball early in the game.G Vander Blue, last year's D-League MVP, entered the game in the second quarter, seeing action at the Bradley Center for the first time since playing for Marquette University in the 2012-13 season. "He got hit. It was sore", Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. "This morning he woke up and it was a little sore.".
Bucks: Mirza Teletovic missed a second consecutive game with left knee soreness.
The Milwaukee Bucks star is continuing his stellar play from last season by filling up the highlight reel just as you'd expect, and most of all he's been paying enough attention to the details to know how to use his length and athleticism to strike fear in the hearts of his opponents.