Zaza Pachulia and Ramon Sessions added 14 points apiece as
the Bucks won for only the fourth time in 18 games. Brandon
Knight added 11 points as NBA-worst Milwaukee shot 56.8 percent
from the field and 8-of-13 from 3-point range.
Enes Kanter scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a
season-best 14 rebounds and Gordon Hayward scored 20 points for
the Jazz, who drop to 7-23 on the road. Alec Burks added 12
points off the bench.
Utah trailed 49-48 after Kanter’s basket with 2:06 left in the
first half before the Bucks scored 28 of the next 34 points.
Milwaukee led by seven at halftime and scored the first eight of
the second half before the burst ended on two free throws by
Pachulia to make it 77-54 with six minutes left in third
The Bucks finished with 40 third-quarter points on 13-of-16
shooting and took a 95-67 advantage into the final stanza.
Milwaukee’s lead hovered around 30 most of the final quarter
while winning at home for just the seventh time in 31 games.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Bucks F Jeff Adrien grabbed 11 rebounds for his
fourth double-digit outing on the boards in five games since
joining the club. … Kanter has scored 25 or more points in three
of the last seven games and posted his 13th double-double of the
campaign. … Ilyasova recorded his fourth career 30-point outing
and fell one point shy of his career high, a 32-point effort
against the Chicago Bulls on March 7, 2012.
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