MILWAUKEE — Buoyed by knocking off the LA Lakers on Thursday night, the Bucks ran into a Western Conference power Saturday night and lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 109-99. Kevin Durant scored 30 points and seemed to enjoy doing so, engaging in more than more friendly exchange with the crowd.
Ersan Ilyasova had a big game for the Bucks with 29 points and 16 rebounds. Milwaukee’s backcourting shooting trio of Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings, and JJ Redick all struggled from the field.
The Bucks are still trying to clinch the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They have home games against Charlotte and Minnesota this week, which should help them get closer to doing so.