Balanced scoring and strong defense have played a big role in a quick start for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton have five points each as eight players have scored, and the Bucks held Memphis to 25.9% shooting (7 for 27) as the Bucks have taken a 28-20 lead after one quarter over the Grizzlies.
The Bucks jumped to a 14-4 lead in the first 4 1/2 minutes, and the lead reached 26-12 on D.J. Wilson’s 3-pointer with 2:25 left in the quarter.
JaMychal Green accounted for six points in an 8-0 run for the Grizzlies before Malcolm Brogdon scored to end the period.