Milwaukee 120, Golden State 98

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 16, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #34 Kevin Cutler, #16 David Guthrie, #32 Eddie F. Rush
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Milwaukee 31 25 31 33 120
Golden State 12 31 32 23 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 20-24 11-9 9-15 W5
Golden State 18-23 10-12 8-11 L2

Recap


BUCKS 120, WARRIORS 98: Monta Ellis scored 18 points against his former team and Luc Mbah a Moute had a big game as Milwaukee extended its winning streak to five games and kept pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Golden State, which was paced by David Lee's 22 points, has dropped two in a row.

Ellis, who was traded from the Warriors to the Bucks on Tuesday, hit the opening basket of the game but shot just 6 for 15 in his return to Oakland.

Ekpe Udoh, who also went from Golden State to Milwaukee in the deal, was held scoreless in 19 minutes.

With Ersan Ilyasova sitting out with the flu, Mbah a Moute led the way with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting and added 17 rebounds for the Bucks, who moved back into a tie for eighth place in the East with the New York Knicks.

Milwaukee jumped out of the gate on fire, taking control with a 31-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Warriors would recover to cut it to 56-43 at the half but the Bucks did not let up.

Milwaukee closed the game like it began, outscoring Golden State 33-23 in the fourth quarter. Mike Dunleavy led the final period barrage, scoring 16 points in the frame and finishing with a game-high 24.

The Warriors were again without guard Stephen Curry due to a foot injury and do not plan to have their prize from the Ellis deal, center Andrew Bogut, this season.

Klay Thompson chipped in 19 points, despite 6-for-17 shooting, and Dorrell Wright had 17 off the bench for Golden State.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bucks dominated the glass, 54-35 … Nate Robinson and Thompson started in the backcourt for Golden State and totaled 32 points in place of Ellis and Curry … Lee added nine rebounds but also committed six turnovers for the Warriors. ... Both teams excelled at the foul line. Milwaukee was 20 for 22, while Golden State finished 18 for 20.

Top Game Performances

Milwaukee   Golden State
Mike Dunleavy 24 Scoring David Lee 22
Beno Udrih 9 Assists Nate Robinson 6
Luc Mbah a Moute 17 Rebounds David Lee 9
Mike Dunleavy 6 Free Throws Made David Lee 4
Carlos Delfino 3 Steals Nate Robinson 3
Carlos Delfino 1 Blocks Dorell Wright 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 120 48.4 10-22 20-22 33 54 4 12 8
Golden State 98 44.3 10-22 18-20 23 35 3 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against Utah. The Warriors have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .435 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Portland . The Bucks have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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