The rematch of a Nov. 19 clash at Barclays Center, which also lasted three overtimes in ex-Nets head coach Jason Kidd's return to Brooklyn as the head coach of the Bucks, mirrored the first meeting except for the result. The Bucks won that previous showdown, but ultimately ran out of steam and were saddled with their 10th consecutive loss on the road.
The Bucks received nearly all their production from their starting five while pulling down an astounding 38 offensive rebounds, 18 of which were recorded by center Zaza Pachulia.
Khris Middleton paced Milwaukee with 29 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 with 14 rebounds and Pachulia finished with 21 total boards along with 22 points and seven assists.
Milwaukee also received 20 points and 13 rebounds from Ersan Ilyasova and a 19-point effort from Michael Carter-Williams.