Rozier, record 1st quarter lead Hornets past Bucks 138-109
By JIM HOEHN Associated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Terry Rozier scored a season-high 39 points and the Charlotte Hornets matched an NBA record with 51 in the first quarter of a 138-109 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Charlotte's 51-point outburst tied the NBA mark for a first quarter set by Golden State against Denver in 2019.
It also was a franchise record for most points in any period.
Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-low nine points in 22 minutes.
His previous low was 16 on two occasions.
Bobby Portis had 19 points and 12 rebounds in his sixth consecutive double-double for the Bucks, who have lost six of nine.
Charlotte led 51-28 after the first quarter.