Bucks top OKC for franchise-record 9th straight to open year

By ANDREW WAGNER Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks extended their season-opening winning streak to a franchise record nine games with Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-94.

Antetokounmpo sat out for the first time this season with left knee soreness.

Lopez led Milwaukee on 10-of-16 shooting that included four of the Bucks' 17 3-pointers.

Jevon Carter and Grayson Allen each added five 3s and finished with 18 points and 19 points, respectively. Bobby Portis notched fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 21 rebounds.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander connected on 7 of 16 shots and led Oklahoma City with 18 points.

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