CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Khris Middleton scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 105-92 on Saturday night.
Greg Monroe had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee, and Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 14 points and 11 boards. Jabari Parker scored 15 points.
Milwaukee shot 54.2 percent (39 for 72) from the field in its fourth win in six games. The Bucks also had a 46-35 rebounding edge.
Charlotte has lost nine of 10. Jeremy Lin led the Hornets with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting.
Both teams were playing for the second straight night, but Milwaukee used a burst of energy to outscore Charlotte 33-19 in the second quarter. Middleton and Rashad Vaughn each had eight points in the second.