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Kerr said his play­ers took the floor with “mind­less in­tent” and then hurt them­selves with foul trou­ble.

“Some­times you’ve got to get hit in the mouth in this league to re­mind you how hard it is to win a game,” he said.

Mal­colm Brog­don scored 20 points and Khris Mid­dle­ton had 17 points and six as­sists as Mil­wau­kee (9-2) won for the sec­ond straight time at Or­a­cle Arena af­ter a 116-107 vic­tory on March 29.

The Bucks outscored the War­riors 41-28 in the third and shot 65 per­cent in­side the arc (43 of 66) over­all.

“To come in here and play the de­fend­ing champs and have a win like this, it’s huge,” Brog­don said. “It’s huge for our con­fi­dence. I think it sends a mes­sage around the league, but re­gard­less we have to con­tinue to play hard ev­ery night and play on both ends.”

An­te­tok­oun­mpo had 19 points, seven re­bounds, three as­sists, a steal and a block by half­time as the Bucks led 64-51 at the break.

Bled­soe hit back-to-back layups to put the Bucks ahead 84-64 mid­way through the third then an­swered Curry’s jumper with a 3-pointer the next time down. Donte DiVin­cenzo’s bas­ket at the 4:06 mark made it 93-69 and Kerr called a time­out.

Jor­dan Bell had four points and five re­bounds for the War­riors while mov­ing into the start­ing lineup in place of Green, side­lined af­ter sprain­ing his right foot and toe in the first half of Mon­day’s win over the Griz­zlies.

Golden State (10-2) is still tied for the sec­ond-best start in fran­chise his­tory be­hind the 2015-16 team that be­gan 24-0. The War­riors dropped to 6-1 at home. AP

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