LA Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The LA Lakers started off hot, leading 56-53 at the end of the first half. Unfortunately for the Lake Show, the Milwaukee Bucks turned up the heat en route to a 113-103 win.
The Lakers simply couldn't handle the Bucks' ball movement and penetration from their backcourt duo of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis.
Jennings and Ellis led the way, combining for 38 points on 15-of-30 shooting, and also adding 16 assists.
The Lakers didn't have an answer for the Bucks' balanced production—even with six of LA's eight starters in double digits.
Offense wasn't the problem, it was their inability to consistently defend on the perimeter that ultimately was the Lakers' demise.
Milwaukee also dominated the Lakers on the offensive glass, with five more second-chance opportunities throughout the game.
This is the fourth loss for the Lakers in their last five games. While they are still holding on to the eighth seed in the Western Conference, these losses have to be concerning as they make their late season push.
Up next for LA is a trip to face the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
Milwaukee Bucks 113, LA Lakers 103
The Lakers are down eight and desperately need a basket. So Pau Gasol shoots a three. I hate this season.— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) March 29, 2013
I'm not sure a Pau Gasol three ball is what the Lakers needed down 8 with 45.5 remaining in the game.
Especially when the assist came from Kobe.
Bucks 110, Lakers 102—33.6 remaining in the 4th quarter
The Bucks have simply outworked the Lakers. Nash (back) and Kobe's (ankle) nagging injuries didn't help the cause, but 18 turnovers and wide open shots for the Bucks is hard to overcome.
Bucks 106, Lakers 94—3:05 remaining in the 4th quarter
The Bucks ball movement is like watching a pinball machine. Impressive stuff.
Marquis Daniels, 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, is also getting the job done with the Lakers' defense keying on Jennings and Ellis.
Marquis Daniels is hoopin' tonight. #MILvLAL
— Alex Boeder (@alexboeder) March 29, 2013
Bucks 102, Lakers 92—4:30 remaining in the 4th quarter
Just a warning—it could be bad if he rushes in and isn't ready. He silences that statement with an and-one.
Bucks 96, Lakers 92—5:45 remaining in the 4th quarter
Every single starter in double digits—well balanced production.
LA Lakers—Gasol (10), Howard (13), Nash (16), Bryant (19), Meeks (11)
Milwaukee Bucks—Daniels (11), Ilyasova (12), Sanders (19), Ellis (10), Jennings (20)
Bucks 90, Lakers 88—8:25 remaining in the 4the quarter
Antawn Jamison's wrist appears to be totally fine. Possibly bionic level now.
He's got 13 points (5-of-7 shooting) and 5 rebounds.
Lakers 88, Bucks 87—8:23 remaining in the 4th quarter
That is unless the Bucks realize that Howard can't shoot free throws—1-of-6 on the night.
LAL will have to ride @dwighthoward here, & his put-back of a Clark missed J has LAL within 1 (4-0 run to start 4th).— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 29, 2013
Hack-a-Howard would be happening much more often if I was the Bucks' head coach.
Bucks 82, Lakers 81—10:23 remaining in the 4th quarter
After going down 7 after the 1st quarter, the Bucks outscored LA by 12 in the next two quarters.
Why, you ask? Age, it's simply the age of the Lakers roster.
Bucks 82, Lakers 77—end of the 3rd quarter
An 18-4 Bucks run allowed an 8-point lead, though a quick 4-0 LAL run cuts it back to 4 w/23 sec. in the 3rd.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 29, 2013
Earl Clark has been a shell of his former self—0 points, 0-of-2 shooting.
His lack of energy and production is seriously hurting the Lakers. It's why you're seeing a big drop off with him on the floor.
Bucks 76, Lakers 73—2:35 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Jodie Meeks' close range FG%: At rim: 55% 3-9 feet 17.4%. Steve Blake (not a great finisher by any means): 75% at rim, 25% 3-9 feet.— Laker Nation (@LakerNation) March 29, 2013
Brandon Jennings is doing his thing, and with Steve Nash not on the court, he's taking advantage of Steve Blake nearly every possession.
Bucks 72, Lakers 71—3:38 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Jennings with 15 points and 5 assists
Steve Nash heading to the locker room, presumably to get some work done on his back.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) March 29, 2013
The Lakers are extremely lazy on their defensive rotations. Leading to easy buckets for the Bucks.
Their 14 turnovers aren't helping the cause that much either.
Lakers 69, Bucks 68—4:51 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Tired is an understatement here.
LAL's going to need some bench energy from Jamison & Clark, and more from Howard w/Gasol, Nash & Kobe all tired.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 29, 2013
They just showed a montage of Bucks mascot Bango scaring guys in his blow up suit. His biggest victim: LAL equipment manager Carlos Maples.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 29, 2013
Jodie Meeks with a perfect example of "tunnel vision" on the offensive side of the ball.
Two steals, two forced two/three-on-one layups missed. Followed by another steal forced three-ball after a steal. Luckily Steve Nash bailed him out on both attempts.
Lakers 66, Bucks 61—7:05 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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