Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton and Nikola Mirotic continue to pick up the slack.
Lopez scored 12 points, Middleton 11 and Mirotic nine in a big period as the Bucks take a 99-84 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers into the fourth quarter.
The Bucks led by a 99-76 margin before the Lakers closed with an 8-0 run, including Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Lopez opened the quarter with two 3-pointers. Middleton made three 3-pointers in the period and Mirotic added two.
Middleton leads the Bucks with 26 points, Lopez has 24 and Mirotic 23.
Caldwell-Pope’s buzzer-beating three gave him 26 for the night. He scored 23 in the first half, 21 of them in a huge second quarter.