The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t win back-to-back games all of last season. The string of 105 games without consecutive wins came to an end with Tuesday nights 85-78 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Another solid effort by the Bucks (4-4) bench, led by O.J. Mayo’s 19 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 14 points and nine rebounds. Zaza Pachulia also added eight points and a team high ten rebounds in the win.
The only Bucks starter in double figures was Brandon Knight, who finished with 16 points.
After holding Memphis to 35% shooting from the field on Saturday, they did even better against Oklahoma City (2-6) last night, holding the Thunder to 33.3% shooting. Oklahoma City continued to play without injured all-star starters Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Reggie Jackson had 29 points to lead the way for Oklahoma City, but the Thunder still fell to 0-5 on the road this season.
The Bucks entered last night’s game as the best bench scoring team in the league (45.4 ppg). They outscored the Thunder reserves 53-22 last night.
Oklahoma City went to a zone defense in the fourth quarter but the Bucks did just enough to avoid a fourth quarter collapse.
The Bucks are off until Friday night when they travel to Orlando to face the Magic.