It was one thing for the Milwaukee Bucks to fall in overtime on Tuesday night in Brooklyn, but to return to the BMO Harris Bradley Center and lose to the Nets again last night is a major disappointment.
The Bucks controlled play for the first three-quarters and led by 8-points after three-quarters. They then proceeded to his just 2 of their first 17 shots in the 4th quarter and fell to the Nets 97-94.
AUDIO: Coach Jim Boylan on the 4th quarter :18
The Bucks twice pulled to within 2 points in the final half-minute and had a chance to tie when Monta Ellis was fouled on a three-point attempt with 2.4 seconds left and Brooklyn ahead by three.
Ellis missed the first two free throws and then missed the 3rd on purpose. It meant the Bucks (26-27) dropped back-to-back games to the Nets and have now lost 7 of their last 8 games.
Brandon Jennings poured in 31 points to lead the Bucks. He also dished out 11 assists.
Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams had 23 in the win for the Nets.
The Bucks started strong, leading 54-42 at halftime, shooting 61.8% from the field. In the second half, the Bucks shot just 34% and scored just 40-points.
The Bucks have also struggled with their bench scoring of late as well. They were outscored by the Nets bench 91-39 in the home-and-home tw0-game series.
AUDIO: Coach Boylan on the Bucks bench struggles :19
The Bucks are off until Saturday night when they host Atlanta.