Teletovic catches fire, leads Bucks to 117-91 win over Kings
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points and matched his career high with seven 3-pointers, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 17 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Sacramento Kings 117-91 on Saturday night.
Jabari Parker had 19 points for the Bucks, who pulled their starters after three quarters.
Garrett Temple scored 19 and DeMarcus Cousins had 15 in the first half for the Kings, who slipped to 0-4 on their five-game road trip and gave up 100 points or more for the sixth consecutive game.
Leading 61-48 at the half, the Bucks opened the third quarter with a 21-3 run. Parker highlighted it with nine points, including a basket in traffic and the foul shot, leaving a disgusted look on Cousins' face as the three-point play pushed the lead to 80-51.
The Kings went scoreless for 5:14 before Temple's 3-pointer with 3:03 left in the quarter momentarily stopped the Bucks' surge.
Teletovic made his first five 3-point attempts, Antetokounmpo had 11 points, eight assists and Parker added 10 points as the Bucks used a swarming defense and capitalized on the absence of Rudy Gay to force the Kings into 40.5 percent shooting from the floor in the first half.
Malcolm Brogdon banked in a shot that pushed the lead to 48-30 midway through the second.
Gay played with sore ribs in Thursday's loss to the Orlando Magic, but did not play against the Bucks. The Kings missed their second-leading scorer's 22.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, and his defense on Antetokounmpo.