Coming off a back-to-back following the Black Friday outing in Cleveland, the Bucks had no trouble in dismantling the visiting Charlotte Hornets. They’d topple them by a 137-96 score, a game in which Charlotte never stood a chance.
If there was any time the Bucks were even slightly vulnerable, it was in the opening minutes. Charlotte was coming off a back-to-back of their own (they were in Detroit the previous night), so both teams were equally sluggish to start this one off. Robin Lopez would fill in for his brother (who sat out with back soreness) at the five spot, and wasted no time in getting his fingerprints on the box score.