MILWAUKEE — Don’t look now, but the Milwaukee Bucks are becoming giant-killers. Five nights after a strong performance in a loss at Chicago, and four nights after dusting off the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee posted a 105-97 victory over Miami at the Bradley Center Wednesday night.
LeBron James of the Heat outscored the Bucks by himself in the first quarter, 24 to 23, and Miami led at one point by 18. However, unselfish play on offense, more attentiveness on defense, and a commitment to rebounding on both ends of the court brought the home team and the home crowd back into the game.
From there, Brandon Jennings took over. The point guard poured in 31 points, more than a third of them from long range and Milwaukee claimed its 6th win in the last eight games. After a game at Detroit Friday night, the Bucks will be back for another shot at the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls, Saturday night downtown.