Malik Monk catches fire in the fourth as Hornets nip Bucks to stretch win run to three
Malik Monk scored 18 of his 25 in the fourth period. AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker had 26 points, rookie Malik Monk had a huge fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets put the clamps on the NBA scoring leader Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 126-121, on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).

Walker was 8 for 12 from the field, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, and 7 for 7 from the foul line to help Charlotte win its third straight game. Monk, the team's first-round draft pick from Kentucky, had 18 of his 25 points in the fourth.

Antetokounmpo came in averaging 33.7 points, but struggled with foul trouble and finished with a season-low 14 points along with 13 rebounds. He was limited to five points in the final three quarters.

Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with 43 points on 15-for-28 shooting. 

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