Bucks 127, Rockets 114: Fun returns as 5-game skid ends

The smiles were back for the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said before the game his players had lost the fun in their game during a five-game losing streak.

But they found it in a 127-114 victory over the Houston Rockets at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, avenging a 19-point loss in Houston last week.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 31 points with seven rebounds and four blocks, and an inspired Jabari Parker had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee (21-23). Antetokounmpo did a shimmy as he ran downcourt after hitting a three-pointer in the final minute.

Matthew Dellavedova played the floor general role to perfection and had 16 points and seven assists in 31 minutes.

“Sometimes as a young team, at the halfway point you might be a little tired,” Kidd said. “Losing doesn’t help; you get a little frustrated. I thought we have to smile. We haven’t been smiling of late and I thought our president set the tone tonight.”

Kidd referred to an encouraging message he got from Bucks President Peter Feigin.

BOX SCORE: Bucks 127, Rockets 114

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