The Charlotte Hornets opened the third period with a 12-0 run to balloon their lead to 25 points, before the Milwaukee Bucks finally put up a fight.
The Bucks closed the quarter with an 18-6 run to get back to the 13-point deficit they faced at the half.
Marvin Williams leads the Hornets with 18 points, and Jeremy Lamb has 16.
Brook Lopez and Eric Bledsoe lead the Bucks with 15 points each.
From the point where the Bucks held a 28-14 lead, the Hornets outscored the Bucks 63-24 for a 77-52 lead.