Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - To say the season isn't going in the favor
of the Milwaukee Bucks would be an understatement.
Al Jefferson outscored the entire starting lineup of the Bucks Saturday night,
as the Charlotte Bobcats dominated Milwaukee, 96-72, at Bradley Center.
Jefferson had 19 points, one more than Milwaukee's starting five of Ersan
Ilyasova, Caron Butler, Zaza Pachulia, Luke Ridnour and O.J. Mayo.
Khris Middleton had 20 points and John Henson added 10 for Milwaukee, which
shot 35.3 percent from the field and lost its eighth consecutive contest.
Gerald Henderson had 17 points for the Bobcats, who won at Milwaukee for just
the second time in the last 17 meetings.
Ilyasova was the top scoring starter for the Bucks with seven points. Sloppy
play by the home team played a factor, as 15 turnovers converted into 25
Point guard Brandon Knight, who has been hampered by a hamstring injury, had
three points on 1-of-8 shooting for the Bucks. Milwaukee played without Larry
Sanders (thumb) and Carlos Delfino (foot).
The Bobcats never trailed, but were up only 46-39 at the half. The bottom fell
out for the Bucks in the third quarter when they went 4-of-19 from the field.
Middleton had seven of his team's 12 points, but the Bobcats totaled 28 in the
Charlotte led by as many as 28 in the fourth quarter.
This is Milwaukee's longest skid since concluding the 2007-08 season with
eight straight defeats ... The Bucks, who play at Detroit Monday, haven't
dropped nine in a row in a single season since March 7-22, 1998 ... Ramon
Sessions had 13 points, Josh McRoberts 12 and Kemba Walker 11 for the Bobcats,
who held a 52-36 rebounding advantage.
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