The Portland Trail Blazers’ four-game winning streak was snapped after a 127-109 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks had three players finish with more than 20 points, paced by Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 47 points and 12 rebounds on 18/21 shooting. Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday finished with 20 and 22 points, respectively.
For the Trail Blazers, the lack of bench scoring was the difference. While Portland got 32 points from Damian Lillard, the reserve unit combined to shoot 6/31 on the night.
The Trail Blazers won’t have much time to think about the loss; they have to turn around and face the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night. Portland is now 1/2 game behind the Denver Nuggets for the 5th spot in the Western Conference.