Scott Skiles went to his bench for some energy and it worked. The Milwaukee Bucks got 67 points from their reserves and rocked the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-90 on Wednesday night at the Bradley Center.
The Bucks got 18 points each from point guards Brandon Jennings and Earl Boykins. Boykins hit all eight of his field goal attempts in the first half to score all of his 18 points.
The Bucks went from down 5 in the first quarter and used an 11-0 run to lead 62-49 at the half.
Brandon Jennings scored 14 of his 18 in the 3rd quarter to keep the pressure on the Cavaliers. Coach Scott Skiles said he was impressed with his team the way they put the Cavaliers away instead of letting them hang around.
The Bucks improved to 25-38 and gained on 8th place Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Pacers lost to Minnesota on Wednesday night and are now just 1 1/2 games in front of the Bucks in the chase for the final playoff spot in the East.
The Bucks had a rare good shooting night, hitting 55% from the field. It’s only the 8th time this season they’ve finished at or above 50% and are