Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points for the Bucks, who also got 15 points from Eric Bledsoe in their East-leading 39th win of the season. They are now 2.5 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors, who were idle on Monday, but will visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. The Bucks have now won four games in a row, all of which have been by double digits.
D'Angelo Russell led the Nets with 18 points, but Brooklyn shot just 32 percent from the floor in front of their home crowd. They are currently playing without Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, Jared Dudley, Joe Harris, and Allen Crabbe. Despite that, their recent win streak has them in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, this after numerous forgettable seasons. The key players that were playing on Monday could not find a groove, including DeMarre Carroll missing his first eight shots and shooting 2-for-11 on the night, while Shabazz Napier shot 0-for-10 from beyond the arc.
The Bucks' big quarter was the third, where they scored 36 points, as they move on to host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. The Nets have a tough test to find their stride that same night, when they play host to the Denver Nuggets.