July 23, 2014

Hot start lifts the Bucks to victory

Good starts have not been common place for the Milwaukee Bucks this season.  But last night, they poured in 37 points in the first-quarter and held on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-116 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Reserves John Henson and Chris Wright scored  15 and 14 points respectively, and had a big hand in the big start for the Bucks.  The two combined to hit 8 for 8 from the field and score 17 of the Bucks 37 first-quarter points.

The win is the second against the Cavaliers this season as the Bucks (15-64) moved within two games of Philadelphia (17-62) at the bottom of the NBA standings with three games left to play this season.

The Bucks will travel to Washington tonight, Toronto on Monday night and then return home for their final game of the season, against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Brandon Knight led the Bucks in scoring with 24 points and Ramon Sessions added 20 points and 7 assists.

Despite the fast start, the Bucks trailed by seven at halftime and made 6 of 8 free throws in the final two minutes to put the game away.