No Curry? No problem in Warriors' road win over Bucks


The Golden State Warriors rebounded from their loss to the LA Clippers on Wednesday in beating the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday without star guard Stephen Curry.

All five starters scored in double figures for the Bucks, who have won seven of their past 12 games and eight of their past 11 at home.

Giannis Antetokounmpo did everything in his power to keep the Bucks in the game with 23 points and seven rebounds, but the Warriors defense held the team to 42.4 percent shooting from the field. They scored 60 combined points in the first and third quarters, only to have 34 in the second and fourth quarters.

After falling in blowout fashion to the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night, Golden State hit the road for the first contest of a five-game road trip on Friday. Milwaukee took a 53-46 lead into halftime despite making only 2 of 14 3-point attempts.

Kidd's comments proved prophetic, as the NBA-best Warriors managed to edge the Bucks 108-94 at the Bradley Center behind strong efforts from Durant, Green and Thompson.

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Durant scored 17 points in the first half as the Warriors shot 63.6 percent of the field en route to a 63-49 lead at the break.

It speaks to the Warriors' depth that they remain the class of the National Basketball Association despite Durant's calf issues and Curry's 15 missed games.

An 11-0 run broke the game open, and a Brogdon 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 1:30 left made it a 20-point lead.

Milwaukee was still down nine just past the midway point of the quarter before Brogdon made two 3-pointers, the latter knotting the score at 79 with 1:28 left before another 3-pointer by Tony Snell helped the Bucks take an 82-80 lead into the final quarter.

The Warriors, meanwhile, quietly continue to go about their business.