Per Stats & Info, the Warriors defense was creating problems for Antetokounmpo when he was forced out of the paint:
The Warriors also didn’t get a strong showing from Klay Thompson, who had 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting and had his streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer made come to an end:
To get back on track, Golden State shot 55.0 percent from the field. Its usually precise three-point shooting was lacking with just five makes on 15 attempts, but that didn’t slow down the offense.
The Bucks managed just one more made field goal (five) than turnover (four) in the fourth quarter, though. Being able to close against an elite team is one thing keeping this up-and-coming group just on the outside of the Eastern Conference top tier.
Kevin Durant in 5 quarters since returning from calf injury: 53 points on 20/26 FG.
The Warriors starting lineup of Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Zaza Pachulia, Klay Thompson and Patrick McCaw played together for a total of 3 minutes this season entering tonight.
Bucks start game vs. Warriors with a lob from Giannis to Eric Bledsoe. https://t.co/aOQDJbxkCD
That play ignited Golden State’s 14-4 run to close the first half with a 14-point lead after the Bucks got within four points.