Giannis Antetokounmpo just missed a triple-double with 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists as the Bucks blasted the Nets 113-94 in Brooklyn.
Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points for Milwaukee, which has won four in-a-row and 10 of its last 11 games.
Domantas Sabonis had a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds for IN while Jahlil Okafor carried the Pelicans load, IN the absence of injured wantaway All-Star Anthony Davis, with 25 points and 13 rebounds. This was also the Greek Freak's second straight 30-point game, so he will look to make it three in a row at home on Wednesday against the Washington Wizards.
The Nets dropped a third straight game for the first time since their eight-game skid from November 21-Dec. 5.
TOP PERFORMERS: D'Angelo Russell ranks first on the Nets with 2.7 made 3-pointers and averages 19.6 points while shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Russell got singled up against Bledsoe. Milwaukee opened a 41-25 lead on a 3-pointer by George Hill with 7:16 left and held a 51-42 lead at halftime after Antetokounmpo hit two jumpers in the final two-plus minutes.