The Bucks had a chance to knock off the Mavericks in Dallas last night, but Carlos Delfino missed a running 10-footer in the lane before the buzzer that would have won the game for Milwaukee. Instead, the Bucks suffered a 108-107 loss and fell to 5-18 on the road this season.
Bucks coach Scott Skiles said earlier this week that he thought his team would need to go 10-9 on the road going into last night’s game if they wished to make the post season playoffs. Now they’ll need to go 10-8 rest of the way.
The loss spoiled a career high performance by Bucks center Andrew Bogut. Bogut hit his first 9 shots from the field and finished 13 out of 14 with a career high 32 points. Carlos Delfino added 22 points for the Bucks, who return home to the Bradley Center tonight to host Philadelphia.