Giannis after Bucks win: 'We're going to be good'

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Eric WoodyardESPN

Inside a fan-less Fiserv Forum on Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks beat Golden State Warriors 138-99 in their home opener — the second-largest margin of victory ever on Christmas Day.

And although superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo struggled offensively, finishing 4-for-14 with 15 points, he has already noticed a big change in the new-look roster only two games into the 2020-21 season.

“The Milwaukee Bucks this year, we’re good … we’re better,” Antetokounmpo said after the win. “We have some great guys that we added to the team. They’re playing the right way, and once everything fits in together, we’re going to be good. It’s going to be fun to watch.”

New addition Jrue Holiday had 12 points with six assists, D.J. Augustin scored 13 off the bench and Bobby Portis contributed 10 points with 12 rebounds.

All-Star wing Khris Middleton shouldered the load with a game-high 31 points in 26 minutes, including six 3-pointers.

Middleton, who shined on both sides, joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only Bucks players with multiple 30-point games on Christmas Day in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Information research.

Defensively, Middleton held the Warriors to

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