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NBA -- KD drops 32 to lift Thunder past Bucks


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MILWAUKEE - Former league MVP Kevin Durant sizzled with 32 points to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-96, on Sunday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

​With a thick home crowd of 16,565 cheering them on, the Bucks put up a good fight, but they couldn't recover from a sluggish start where they trailed 20-4 early and 32-12 after one quarter of play.. Milwaukee's young duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker paced the home team with 26 ​points ​apiece.

The Bucks opened the ​second quarter on a 7-0 run but Durant Westbrook​ and Russell Westbrook, who had a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists,​ quickly pushed the lead up to 19. ​

Antetokounmpo's triple-double (26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) led Milwaukee while ​Parker added five rebounds and four assists to his haul. Khris Middleton added 18 points for the Bucks, who made a third quarter run and inched to within 84-79.

​With a 26-37 record, the Bucks are 12th place in the Eastern Conference and six games behind the Chicago Bulls for the 8th and last playoffs berth. But the Greek Freak has been a bright spot for Milwaukee, scoring his third triple-double in seven games.

Photo: Kevin Durant (L) had a workmanlike 32 points to lift the OKC Thunder past the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-96.


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