Bucks blast the Wizards, pick up 40th win

The Bucks are a league-best 40-13 this season.

The Bucks exploded for 50 points in the first quarter, and they cruised to a 148-129 win over the Wizards at the Fisev Forum. 50 points are the most in a quarter since 1991.

The Deer led 85-65 halftime, and Washington never threatened. The 85 points marked the most in a first half in franchise history.

Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 43 points on 17 of 21 shooting to lead Milwaukee. Eric Bledsoe added 22 points and 11 assists.

The Bucks improve to a league-best 40-13. They're 23-4 at home.