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My god what a gutsy win.
I love it.
Strong D by Zaza on final play and Cousins takes a fadeaway that misses, only draws front rim. Bucks 108, Kings 107. 2-1 on West Coast trip.
Knight's double helps force Boogie into a tough step-back 22-footer. NO BUENO BUCKS WIN
Everyone standing at Sleep Train. No one dozing.
Zaza pulls down huge offensive rebound after Dudley miss and makes 1 of 2 FTs. Bucks lead 108-107 with 6.5 left. Kings timeout.
Zaza with the big rebound and gets fouled with games tied and 7 seconds left. Hits first, clanks second. Timeout Kings.
Brandon Knight misses a layup, then airballs a three that went about 19 feet. Yeesh.
Couple misses by Bucks and Kings still in striking distance. Bucks 105-101 with 2:14 left. Corbin called timeout. Cousins was winded.
Bucks' offense keeps grinding to a halt. Meanwhile, JOB3 on an island vs. DMC is not desirable.
Dudley has 19 and has posted up on smaller Collison. Bucks up 101-93 with 5:56 left.
Was that really a goaltend? WHATEVER I'LL TAKE IT
Bucks have to lead league in non-post players scoring in post. Kidd loves those mismatches.
Bucks now 13 of 20 from three.
O'Bryant draws charge on Cousins, then is fouled and converts 2 FT. Rookie thrown in fire. Bucks lead 92-84 after Dudley 3.
O'Bryant guarding Cousins after Pachulia picks up fifth foul. Now Mayo with his fifth.
Teams tied at 81 entering final quarter. Mayo 19, Knight 18 and Giannis and Bayless 11 each.
Giannis getting active - finds Bayless on break for a 3, then dunks off Marshall pass in lane.
C Giannis has rebounds on both ends and is fouled after O-board.
Bucks small right now with Giannis at 5 spot.
Kings take 67-65 lead on 3 FTs by McLemore after he was fouled by Mayo. Zaza and Cousins each with 3 fouls - Cousins upset with calls here.
Sorry, three subs --- Marshall without a board but Knight has 2.
Bucks trail on boards 17-14. All four subs have 2 rebounds apiece: Bayless, Dudley, Middleton and Marshall.
Mayo goes for 17 in 1st quarter and scoreless in 2nd. Knight goes scoreless in 1st and scores 16 in 2nd. Bucks up 57-54.
Nice little 2-man game from Giannis and Knight. Kings switch P&R, Giannis gets mismatch at elbow, Gay collapses and Knight gets open wing 3.
HT: Bucks 57, Kings 54. Bucks are 10 of 14 from 3-point range while Kings are 3 of 8. Mayo leads with 17; Knight has 16. Cousins has 12 pts.
Cousins getting ready to return and Zaza will come back for Bucks, who lead 53-49 with less than 3 minute left in half.
Bucks 8 for 10 from three-point range and shooting 56.7% overall. Bucks 46, Kings 42.
Double comes for Cousins and he passes out quickly but Stauskas travels.
End of one: Kings 29, Bucks 25. Mayo with 17; McLemore has 11 and Cousins 8 for Sacramento.
Bucks staying close by hitting 4 of 5 triples - Mayo 3 of 3 and has 15 pts. Kings 27, Bucks 21.
Nice take from Giannis off roll. Quick move to left for contested layup.
Mayo now has first 12 points for Bucks after hitting second 3-pointer.
True to his word, Corbin gave Cousins 6 minutes and took him out.
Mayo has all 9 of Bucks points so far as they trail 18-9.
Kings on run early and lead 14-4. Cousins with 4 points.
Tweets may be infrequent due to cramped (dare I call it a press table) in corner of arena. Sorry. You can see much better at home, trust me.
Giannis and Johnny O'Bryant in starting lineup tonight vs the Kings. 9:00 on Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Giannis WILL start, denying us the chance at a Dudley/O'Bryant/Zaza starting frontcourt. *SHAKES FIST*
O'Bryant starting after making NBA debut in Portland and playing 5 minutes Wednesday.
Bucks lineup: Zaza, O'Bryant, Giannis, Knight and Mayo.
Zaza Pachulia will start at center with Sanders out for 1-game suspension.
Giannis not favoring ankle in warmups with coach Josh Oppenheimer. Putting him through paces and consulting with trainer Scott Barthlama.
Cousins will play first 6 minutes and be evaluated at that point, Kings coach Ty Corbin said.
Giannis on court testing ankle. Kidd said he got treatment and will be game-time decision.
baseline drive, baseline drift.
Celtics to deal Rondo to Mavs? Are they trying to catch up, er down, to the Sixers?
Also, Bucks have 15 players under contract and are at league maximum. No roster spot available as of now.
Where's Gustavo when you need him? Two years ago Gustavo Ayon helped lead short-handed Bucks to victory in Sacramento.
Colin Cowherd is great lol
Small ball will take on new meaning tonight in Sac-town. No Sanders, Parker, Ilyasova or Henson. Giannis a ? with left ankle sprain.
Sanders suspended one game without pay. Was called flagrant-1 but upgraded by league today.
Bucks center Larry Sanders suspended tonight for foul committed on Batum dunk Wed. in Portland. League termed foul a flagrant-2.
Jerryd Bayless is a white-hot, league-leading 98% from the line. Has made 27 straight since going 5 of 6 vs NY on Nov. 18.
Brandon Knight is having a helluva season: ave 17.8 pts, 5.4 assts, 4.6 rebs, shooting 44%, 39% on 3s and 90% at line.
Question of the day: with my fantasy football league championship on the line, do I start Edelman or Watkins as 1 of my WRs?
Jabari's camp still hasn't decided what doctor will perform the surgery.
Jabari won't have surgery for at least a week until swelling in knee subsides.
Source tells me Jabari Parker suffered a "slight" ACL tear.
Will Pack get Buc'ed this weekend? Harbaugh to the Big House? 2pm today on The Big 920. Join us anytime, stay as long as you like!
"We'd like to finish .500 or better. That's always the goal going into every week," Bucks' Kendall Marshall said. Bucks 1-1 on trip so far.
Thomas Robinson only third Blazer to record 15+ points and 15+ rebounds in first career start. Others were Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas.
Kidd said Bucks will re-evaluate Giannis on Thursday to see if he can play vs. Kings. Giannis said he wanted to return but felt pain.
Giannis' ankle injury isn't serious and there's a chance he'll play tonight vs Kings
Bucks lose 104-97. Big night for Thomas Robinson in start at center (15 points, 16 rebounds). Bucks 1-1 on trip.
Wolters and O'Bryant in game and T-Rob back for Blazers.
Robinson goes out to standing ovation. He has 15 points and 16 boards despite 5 of 15 at line.
Robinson is 4 for 13 at line. Fans booing Bucks big-time now as they keep fouling T-Rob.
Bucks playing hack-a-Rob, who struggles at line.
Flagrant-1 foul called on Sanders. Kidd takes him out of game. Smart move.
Am I the only who saw Larry give Batum a small push as he was going up? Dangerous stuff.