Zaza Pachulia hit 1 of 2 free throws with 6.8 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Sacramento Kings 108-107 on Thursday night at Sleep Train Arena.
Pachulia then guarded Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins on the final play, forcing a fade away jumper that fell short, allowing the Bucks (14-13) to improve to 2-1 on their Western road swing.
Brandon Knight had 20 points, Jared Dudley and O.J. Mayo had 19 each and Jerryd Bayless 17 for the Bucks.
The Bucks played without center Larry Sanders after he received a one-game suspension from the NBA for a flagrant foul the night before. They gave the start to rookie Johnny O’Bryant .
The Bucks are 3-3 in their stretch of seven straight games against Western Conference opponents. They’re 6-5 against the West overall.
The Bucks close out the road trip at Los Angeles against the Clippers on Saturday night.