Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe power Bucks past turnover-prone Clippers
Giannis Antetokounmpo goes 10 for 13 in 31 minutes of action for Milwaukee. AP

GIANNIS Antetokounmpo and Greg Monroe had 24 points each as the Bucks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 112-101, on Friday in Milwaukee (Saturday, Manila time).

The Bucks held the Clippers scoreless in a three minutes in the first half to take a 36-19 lead.

Milwaukee went on a five-minute scoreless spell in the third, seeing a 20-minute leads trimmed to 10, and the Clippers fought to within 74-77, late in the third.

But the Bucks regained their rhythm and went on to take the win and snap a two-game skid.

The Clippers committed 23 turnovers while the Bucks had 10.

Milwaukee had 11 steals against four by Los Angeles.

Antetokounmpo went 10 for 13 in 31 minutes of action, while Greg Monroe shot 11 for 15 in 35 minutes of play.

The Clippers absorbed second straight loss and 25th in 61 games.

Blake Griffin and Chris Paul had 21 points each for Los Angeles, while DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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