(AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and Milwaukee dispatched New Orleans Wednesday night, 123-115.
Antetokounmpo added eight assists and eight rebounds for Milwaukee, which improved to 21-9.
New Orleans forward Anthony Davis limped to the locker room with an apparent left ankle injury in the waning seconds of the first period. He returned to the bench briefly at the start of the second quarter before again heading to locker room.
The Pelicans tweeted before halftime that Davis' return was questionable due to illness. Davis returned and scored the Pelicans' first nine points in the fourth quarter and finished with 27, along with 11 rebounds.
Jrue Holiday had 25 points and 12 assists.
Milwaukee's George Hill hit a 3-pointer at the horn to end the third quarter and tie it at 90 in a game that featured seven ties and 14 lead changes through the first three periods.
The game remained tight throughout the fourth before the Bucks went on an 11-0 run to build a 10-point lead with 3:18 remaining. The Pelicans got no closer than six the rest of the way.
Darius Miller finished with 20 points for New Orleans.
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