Golden State once again relied on the shots from beyond the arc, hitting 19 three-pointers as a team, which helped them overcome still playing without Draymond Green. He is expected to return on Monday, and then the two-time defending champs will bring DeMarcus Cousins back after the new year. They finished Friday night at 41 percent from three-point range, getting help from Andre Iguodala, who had a season-high 15 points. The three-point shooting really got hot in the third quarter, where they went 6-for-9 from three, helping them extend a six-point halftime lead.
On the other end, the Bucks struggled from three-point range, shooting just 7-of-39 from long range, good for just 18 percent. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds, while Malcolm Brogdon had 15 points in the Bucks' eighth loss. It was just their third defeat at home, as they have played .500 basketball after a 7-0 start to their season.
The Warriors continued to struggle with turnovers, doing so 18 times, which turned in to 26 Milwaukee points. Despite that, they were able to hold the Bucks to a season-low in points. They also continued to assist well, getting 18 of them on 22 made field goals in the first half. After 24 minutes of play, they were already 9-of-20 from three-point range.
Golden State will return home on Monday night to host the Minnesota Timberwolves, while the Bucks, who failed to gain a game on the Toronto Raptors, will visit the Eastern Conference leaders on Sunday.