Short-handed Bucks fall to Hornets, 127-119

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 26 points Friday to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 127-119 victory over the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee was playing without all five of its usual starters; Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton and Donte DiVincenzo, who sat out of tonight's outing for rest and injury rehab.

The Hornets are three games above .500 for the first time since January 2017. Charlotte had five players score at least 18 points. Terry Rozier and Devonte' Graham each scored 20.

Jalen McDaniels had 19 and PJ Washington added 18.

Milwaukee lost its third straight as it rested most of its key players one night after closing a six-game trip with a 116-101 loss at Dallas.

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