Grizzlies beat Bucks, complete sweep of season series

Jaren Jackson Jr. put up 35 points to lead the Memphis Grizzles to a 111-101 victory against the host Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

GG Jackson added 15 points and 12 boards for the Grizzlies (26-50), who completed a sweep of the two-game season series with the Bucks. Jordan Goodwin contributed 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

Brook Lopez led Milwaukee (47-29) with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 21 points on 10-of-23 shooting from the floor. He also had seven rebounds and eight assists as the Bucks played without Damian Lillard, Khris Middleton and Patrick Beverley.

Memphis set the tone in the first quarter, taking a 26-22 edge into the second after getting eight points from Jaren Jackson.

Jae Crowder knocked down a 3-pointer to give Milwaukee a 46-40 lead with 3:38 to go in the first half, but the Grizzlies closed the period on a 13-3 run to take a 53-49 advantage into the break. Brandon Clarke made a putback as time expired for Memphis.

GG Jackson and Jaren Jackson each had 10 points through the first 24 minutes of action for Memphis, while Bobby Portis paced the Bucks with 15 points. Antetokounmpo posted eight, making only 4 of 14 shots overall.

Milwaukee came out firing in the third quarter, though, scoring 18 of the period’s first 22 points to go up 67-57 on an Antetokounmpo dunk with 7:18 remaining. However, the lead was short-lived, and Jaren Jackson’s floater with 1:09 left gave the Grizzlies a 77-72 edge.

Pat Connaughton sank a 3 in the final second of the third as the Bucks cut their deficit to 79-78 heading into the fourth.

GG Jackson tied things at 89-all with 7:36 to play, and Memphis answered an Antetokounmpo free throw with a 9-0 spurt to lead 98-90. The Bucks trailed by at least four the rest of the way, with Jaren Jackson’s 3-pointer pushing the margin to 10 with 59.3 seconds remaining.

–Field Level Media