NEW YORK — Jerryd Bayless scored 26 points, Greg Monroe had 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the winless Brooklyn Nets 103-96 on Monday night for their first win of the season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 21 points and Khris Middleton had 17 for the Bucks.
Brook Lopez had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Jarrett Jack scored 15 points for the Nets.
Brooklyn led 96-94 after Shane Larkin’s 8-footer with 2:45 left. After Greg Monroe tied it, Michael Carter-Williams stole the ball from Bojan Bogdanovic at the 1:30 mark, leading to Middleton’s 18-foot jumper for a 98-96 Bucks’ lead. Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson missed a 3, and Carter-Williams then attacked the rim and drew a foul on Thomas Robinson. Carter-Williams converted one of two free throws to extend the lead to 99-96.
With 23 seconds remaining, Jack missed a layup and Monroe corralled the rebound. Bayless made two free throws with 19 seconds left.