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Lopez, Giannis get Bucks out to 68-55 lead over Cavs at half

Brook Lopez drilled four 3-pointers on his way to 14 points, and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 13 points as the Milwaukee Bucks pulled out to a 68-55 halftime lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Fiserv Forum.

The Bucks got out to a hot start, with Lopez making three 3-pointers in the first 4:14 of the first quarter as the Bucks jumped to a 20-9 lead.

The Cavs pulled it back to 32-27 after a quarter, but the Bucks used a 12-0 run beginning around the middle of the second period to pull out to a 60-43 lead on Antetokounmpo’s free throw with 3:13 left in the half.

Kevin Love made two 3-pointers in the final 49 seconds of the half to pull the Cavs within 13 by the half.

Love leads the Cavaliers with 13 points, and Larry Nance Jr. has 11.

Tony Snell chipped in 10 points for the Bucks on 4-of-4 shooting, including two 3-pointers.

The Bucks are shooting 60% (27 of 45), and are 20 of 23 inside the arc as they’ve scored 38 points inside the paint.

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