Now they’re just making it look too easy.
Three days after suffering their first loss of the season, and a couple days before embarking on one of those West Coast road trips that always seems intimidating, the Milwaukee Bucks could have felt a little pressure and suffered one of those let-down games.
Not these Bucks, though.
Responding to a 12-0 Sacramento run that gave the visitors a 14-7 lead, the Bucks owned the rest of the afternoon.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double of 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists paced another brilliant team performance, as the Bucks routed the Kings, 144-109, Sunday at Fiserv Forum.
The Kings (6-4) had a five-game winning streak snapped.
The Bucks (8-1) built a lead of at least 30 points for the third time in nine games and were never threatened through the final 30 minutes. They were coming off their first and only loss of the season, 117-113, to the Boston Celtics in Boston Thursday night.
The Bucks had five players in double figures by halftime and finished with eight players in double digits. Pat Connaughton became the seventh player when he made a 3-pointer with just over 3 minutes left That 3-pointer also set a franchise record of 20 made 3-pointers. John Henson then made two triples to reach 10 points and push the team record to 22 triples. The Bucks attempted a team-record 56 threes.