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Antetokounmpo's near-triple-double gives Bucks a 113-94 win over the Nets

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Giannis Antetokounmpo [NBA Getty Images]

The Milwaukee Bucks improved upon their NBA-best record with their fourth consecutive road win in Monday's 113-94 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets surrendered the lead with just over eight minutes in the first quarter and they never led again.

They kept it close for the remainder of the quarter but the Bucks broke it open in the second quarter and never looked back.

Brooklyn got it as close as seven point at the start of the second half but Milwaukee quickly got that lead back up to double figures and led by as much as 25 points in the third before closing out the win on the road.

To no ones' surprise, it was Giannis Antetokounmpo that was the catalyst of another win for the Bucks.

He finished with a near-triple-double of 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists while blocking three shots on the defensive end.

Malcolm Brogdon, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton all joined the Greek Freak with double-digit scoring numbers and the bench chipped in a solid 32 points to help.

D'Angelo Russell had 18 points and five assists but the Nets lacked the offensive fire power to keep up with the Bucks in this one.

Milwaukee went 4-1 to close out their road trip with key wins over Eastern Conference playoff contenders like the Nets and the Toronto Raptors.

This further proves that this season, home or away, it simply does not matter.

Only the Golden State Warriors (18-8) have a better road record than the Bucks (17-9). Only the Denver Nuggets (23-4) have a better home record than the Bucks (22-4).

They're the only remaining team in the NBA that has not lost back-to-back games and they have won nine of their last 10.

If you haven't considered Milwaukee as a legitimate threat to win the East, it's time to restructure your opinion.

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