A late season slide has done some serious damage to the Milwaukee Bucks playoff chances, but the Bucks kept those slim playoff hopes alive with a 107-78 win over the New Jersey Nets in New Jersey.
The Bucks wrapped up the final game of their 4-game road trip by ending a 5-game losing streak and a 7-game road losing streak. They scored the final 18 points of the first quarter to go up by 19 after one and never looked back.
Richard Jefferson poured in 29 points and pulled down 10 rebounds against his old team. Charlie Villanueva added 20 points and first round draft pick Joe Alexander added a career high 16 points.
Scott Skiles hadn't been happy with his teams selfish play, feeling his team wasn't sharing the ball and playing well together. They improved in that area last night. The Bucks had 17 assists on 21 baskets in the first half alone.
The Bucks have seven games left in the regular season, starting Wednesday night at home against the Los Angeles Lakers.