The Milwaukee Bucks earned their day off today, knocking off the Houston
Rockets 105-99 in Houston on Wednesday night.
A team that couldn’t win on the road to start (losses in 1st 8 road games), the Bucks have now won 3 of their last four games overall with all three wins coming on the road.
The Bucks started the game by jumping out to a 12-0 lead. Houston eventually chipped away and took a lead into the locker room at halftime. But the Bucks used a big 20-0 run in the second half to reclaim the lead and hang on for the win.
Stephen Jackson and Brandon Jennings scored 20 points each and Ersan Ilyasova pulled down a career high 19 rebounds in the win. The Bucks (7-10) snapped an 11-game losing streak at Houston. The last Bucks victory came back in 1999.
Kevin Martin scored 29 points to lead the Rockets, who saw their 7-game win streak come to an end.
The Bucks are in Chicago on Friday night to face the Bulls.
The Bucks lost big man Andrew Bogut in the 1st half with an ankle injury. Injuries came up negative, but Bogut was scheduled to undergo an MRI today.