February 7, 2016

Bucks win streak stopped by Clippers

The Milwaukee Bucks win streak was stopped at four games, as the L.A. Clippers took down the Bucks 111-85 Saturday night.  This win was the ninth in a row for the Clippers.

A combination of poor shooting from the Bucks, 31 fast break points from the Clippers, and three double-doubles from Clipper players led to the Bucks’ downfall.

The Bucks only shot 36% from the floor and made 33% of their three-point attempts.  The Clippers made almost 54% of their shots, while draining 45% of their three-point shots.

The Clippers also had 31 fast break points compared to the 8 fast break points from the Bucks.

The Bucks were led in scoring by Marquis Daniels with 16 points, and was one of three Bucks to hit the double-digit mark.  Monta Ellis and Luc Mbah a Moute accompanied Daniels by scoring 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Luc Mbah a Moute also led the team in rebounds with six, while Marquis Daniels and Ekpe Udoh each had five rebounds.

The Clippers were led in scoring by Matt Barnes with 21 points and was one of five Clippers to hit the double-digit mark in scoring.  Blake Griffin had 18 points, Deandre Jordan had 15 points, Chris Paul had 10 points with 13 assists to complete his double-double on the night, and Lamar Odom had 10 points as well.

Griffin and Jordan tied for most rebounds of both teams with 11, and each had double-doubles.

With this loss and a Chicago win over Brooklyn Saturday night, the Chicago Bulls have re-established their lead in the Central with Milwaukee sitting one game behind them.

Milwaukee looks to take down the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night and try to re-take the top spot in the Central Division.

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