The night after a draining double-overtime win, on the last stop of a seven-game road trip, the Golden State Warriors’ magic finally ran out, long enough for an unbelievable run to come to an end at 108–95.
The Milwaukee Bucks, entering the night at 9–15, played spoiler with a strong team effort behind Greg Monroe’s 28 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Golden State took its first loss of the season, falling to 24–1 as the longest undefeated start to a season in league history was stopped cold.
After a slow start, trailing by as many as 13 points in the first half, the Warriors made a run in the third to cut the lead to three after three quarters. Milwaukee, bringing high effort all night, leaned on Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams (17 points, five assists) late to extend its lead back to double digits. Stephen Curry struggled at times from the floor, shooting an uncharacteristic 2–8 from three, and despite his fourth-quarter efforts, Golden State could never claw all the way back.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo posted the first triple double of his career, with a career-high 10 assists to go with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Jabari Parker (19 points, 7 rebounds) and O.J. Mayo (18 points) were aggressive throughout as the Bucks pulled off the impressive upset.
As a team, the Warriors fell cold, shooting just under 41% from the floor. Klay Thompson, returning to the lineup after spraining his ankle earlier in the week, was far from top form, shooting 4–14 from the floor for 12 points. Draymond Green scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but turned the ball over six times.
With the win, Golden State would have become the first team in NBA history to go 7–0 on a road trip. The Warriors combined winning streak of 28 games ends as the second-longest in league history, trailing the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who won 33 straight.