NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Golden State
(Friday, January 15th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 113, Golden State 104
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Jennings notched 25 points, including a big three-pointer with 18.9 seconds to play, as the Milwaukee Bucks took a 113-104 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Andrew Bogut had 15 points, 16 rebounds and five assists, while Luke Ridnour added 15 points and eight assists for the Bucks, who snapped a three-game slide.
"This one's better than the first one to me," Jennings said of the comparison between this game and the last one against the Warriors, when he scored 55 points. "Because we came in their house and beat them. I wanted to come in here and get the win in their house, and also I hit them with a dagger."
Monta Ellis had 33 points and eight assists, and Corey Maggette added 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Warriors, who have dropped their past three games.
Golden State had to invoke the little used "four-player rule" at the end of the game. Dressing just eight players to start, the Warriors lost Anthony Morrow to a knee injury, while three other players fouled out. Stephen Curry, the last player to foul out, was allowed to return for the last four seconds of the game, although a technical foul was assessed as a penalty.
"It just makes it tougher," Curry said of the team dressing just eight players. "Everything is stacking against us, and it's not making it easy on us to get wins."
Milwaukee held a nine-point lead, 99-90, with close to 6 1/2 minutes to play on Ridnour's three-pointer, but Golden State was able to make it a four-point contest on Maggette's layup with five minutes to play.
With Milwaukee maintaining a five-point lead, Maggette drove hard for a layup with 1:04 to play, but, after a Carlos Delfino three-point miss, Jennings came up with the offensive board and buried a three-ball with 18.9 seconds left for a 108-102 lead.
Ellis responded with a jumper, but Ridnour hit two free throws at the other end. Following a Cartier Martin missed three and a foul on Curry, his sixth of the game, Golden State was called for a technical foul in order to get a fifth man on the floor, and Ridnour hit all three of his free throws to seal the win.
Neither team was able to build a substantial lead in the first quarter, but Maggette's jumper in the closing moments of the frame gave Golden State a 23-21 lead heading into the second.
Maggette scored the first seven Warriors points of the second quarter, and Ellis' jumper finished a 9-0 burst that gave the team a 32-22 lead early in the frame.
Golden State led by as many as 13 in the second quarter and took a 56-48 lead into the break.
The Bucks tied the game at 64-all with a little under seven minutes to play in the third, as Ersan Ilyasova hit a pair of free throws, and the team took a 68-66 lead a bit later on a Jennings jumper.
Golden State later surged back with a 7-0 run, but Milwaukee closed the third with the final eight points to take an 84-79 lead into the final 12 minutes.
Milwaukee continues its six-game road trip in Utah on Saturday...Golden State hosts Chicago on Monday...Milwaukee has won three straight over Golden State...Milwaukee had seven players in double digits.
01/16 03:11:25 ET