Bucks Drop Short-Handed Blazers 137-129

----- CJ McCollum finishes with 37 points and 10 assists, but it's not enough for the short-handed Trail Blazers as they drop their third-straight game 137-129 to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his second triple-double of the season as the Milwaukee Bucks handed the Portland Trail Blazers their third-straight loss 137-129 Thursday night at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI.

Antetokounmpo finished with 24 points, 19 rebounds, and 15 assists and Eric Bledsoe scored 30 points in the Bucks' highest-scoring game of the season.

After scoring 10 points in his season debut Tuesday night against the Pelicans, Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds for the Blazers, who were without Damian Lillard (back), and Hassan Whiteside (hip).

CJ McCollum led Portland (5-11) with 37 points and 10 assists and Skal Labissiere continued his strong play finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocks.

The Bucks jumped out to a 17-6 lead on 7-of-7 shooting and never trailed in the game. The Blazers kept the game close by scoring 40 points in the third quarter and connecting on 17 of 39 from three-point range, but Milwaukee used a 16-4 run in the fourth to put the game away after Portland cut the lead to two at 117-115.

Up Next- The Trail Blazers travel to Cleveland to meet the Cavaliers on Saturday. The game is scheduled to tip off at 5:00 PM.

Chad's Take- Morale Victory night in Milwaukee.

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