Brook Lopez scored 18 third-quarter points, all of them inside the arc, as he helped the Milwaukee Bucks turn a 59-55 halftime deficit into a 94-87 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Lopez is just 1 for 5 on 3-pointers, but he hasn’t missed a shot inside the arc. He’s 6 for 6 on 2-point shots and 10 for 10 from the free throw line.
Lopez has looked to overpower the Hornets inside, using his bulk to create space.
He leads all scorers with 25 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 16 points, and Malcolm Brogdon 15.
Kemba Walker leads the Hornets with 19, including a running banker at the buzzer to cut the deficit to seven. Frank Kaminsky has 16 for Charlotte thanks to 4-for-5 shooting on 3-pointers.