NBA Game Summary - Brooklyn at Milwaukee|
(Saturday, March 1st)
Final Score: Brooklyn 107, Milwaukee 98
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Thornton poured in 25 points off
the bench to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks
Andray Blatche scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, while Deron Williams and
Shaun Livingston tallied 15 and 14 points, respectively for the Nets, who have
won two straight. Paul Pierce contributed 11 points, eight rebounds and five
assists in the win.
"Coming down the stretch we played through Paul (Pierce)," Brooklyn head coach
Jason Kidd said. "We trust making the pass or making the play for one another
and that's what helped us win the game tonight."
Ramon Sessions and Khris Middleton netted 16 points apiece and Brandon Knight
tallied 14 points for the Bucks, who have lost two straight. Giannis
Antetokounmpo and Ersan Ilyasova and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 12 and 11
"We had them, it just came down to stops that we didn't get," Middleton
Milwaukee trailed 89-79 with just over seven minutes to play, but scored six
straight to pull within four after a pair of free throws from Antetokounmpo.
Thornton knocked down a 3 a couple of minutes later to push the spread to
nine, but Knight answered with a three-point play to make it a six-point game
with just over two minutes remaining.
The Bucks then began to send Brooklyn to the line. The Nets knocked down 7-
of-8 free throws down the stretch and Milwaukee could only muster two
baskets in the final minute.
Brooklyn came out of the break and used a 10-4 run to go ahead 65-57 with 7:55
left in the third. The Bucks trailed by as many as 11 with 4:28 left in the
quarter but Milwaukee came back within 77-72 heading into the final 12
The Nets held the lead throughout the second quarter despite three ties. They
led by as many as six with 5:36 left in the first half, however, Milwaukee cut
its deficit to two, 55-53, heading into halftime.
The Nets host Chicago on Monday ... Brooklyn shot 10-for-25 from distance,
while the Bucks went 5-for-12 from beyond the arc ... Milwaukee hosts Utah on
Monday ... The Nets made 23-of-31 from the foul line and the Bucks made 25-
of-31 from the stripe.
03/02 01:43:48 ET