NBA Game Summary - Brooklyn at Milwaukee|
(Saturday, December 7th)
Final Score: Brooklyn 90, Milwaukee 82
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Brook Lopez dumped in 32 points on an
efficient 11-of-13 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets handed the Milwaukee Bucks
their third loss in four games with a 90-82 win at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Joe Johnson scored 15 points with five assists, while Alan Anderson added 13
points for the Nets, who have won three consecutive games against Milwaukee.
O.J. Mayo led the Bucks with 22 points and John Henson scored 18 points with
Brandon Knight was the only other Buck in double figures as the point guard
finished with 10 points and six rebounds.
"The big thing is Brook played a great game and let the ball come to him,"
said Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd.
The Nets bridged the third and fourth quarters with a 10-1 run that gave them
their largest lead, 72-60.
Mirza Teletovic opened the fourth with a 3-pointer and Andray Blatche capped
the spurt with a pair of free throws at 10:41.
Milwaukee closed within six, 84-78, after two free throws from Khris Middleton
with 2:38 left.
Lopez answered with an emphatic dunk off a Johnson feed, and Garnett pushed
the lead back to double digits after one of his patented mid-range jumpers
with under two minutes to play.
"We could not defend them one-on-one, they were just too big for us," said
Bucks head coach Larry Drew. "We tried to mix it up and try some things
defensively but they got the ball to shooters."
Henson opened the game with a hook shot and Brooklyn proceeded to score the
next seven points as Lopez scored two straight buckets to give the Nets a 7-2
advantage in the early going.
Brooklyn led for the rest of the quarter and brought a 20-18 lead into the
Mayo scored seven of nine during a 9-2 spurt early in the second to give the
Bucks a 27-22 lead. Brooklyn then scored six straight as the second quarter
saw five lead changes and three ties.
Milwaukee led 40-39 at the break thanks to a Gary Neal 3-pointer with 40
Brooklyn snapped a two-game skid ... Blatche scored 11 points with eight
rebounds off the bench ... Brooklyn outscored Milwaukee 44-30 with points in
the paint ... The Nets scored 21 points off of 12 Bucks turnovers ... Brooklyn
hosts Boston on Tuesday ... Milwaukee travels to Chicago with a matchup with
the Bulls on Tuesday.
12/08 01:43:02 ET