Oklahoma City 89, Milwaukee 95
Date - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:00 PM
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
#7 Kevin Fehr, #23 Jason Phillips, #49 Tom Washington
Final Scoring Summary
Bucks 95, Thunder 89: John Henson scored a season-high 28 points to go with 16 rebounds and visiting Milwaukee stormed past short-handed Oklahoma City in the fourth quarter.
Brandon Jennings contributed 17 points, Mike Dunleavy had 14 and J.J. Redick finished with 12 for the Bucks (38-44), who snapped a five-game losing streak. Milwaukee is the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and will open the playoffs against the top-seeded Miami Heat.
Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 23 points, Perry Jones added 14 and Jeremy Lamb finished with 13 for the Thunder (60-22), who rested star Kevin Durant. Jackson took over for All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook, who played just seven minutes.
The Thunder, who will be the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and open against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, scored the game’s first seven points and led by as much as 12 in the opening quarter. The Bucks cut that deficit in half on a 3-pointer by Jennings with one second left in the first half.
Milwaukee trailed by two entering the fourth quarter and then went on a 9-2 run to take its first lead of the game. Oklahoma City got as close as three with 8:48 remaining but the Bucks answered with a 9-0 run to put the game away.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Oklahoma City fell to 21-9 against Eastern Conference opponents this season and 10-5 at home. … Henson, a rookie, averaged 15 rebounds over the final five games of the campaign. … Durant came in needing 70 points to pass Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks to secure his fourth consecutive scoring title.
Top Game Performances
John Henson 28
Reggie Jackson 23
Ishmael Smith 5
Reggie Jackson 5
John Henson 16
Perry Jones III 9
John Henson 6
||Free Throws Made
Reggie Jackson 7
Marquis Daniels 1
Hasheem Thabeet 2
Gustavo Ayon 1
Serge Ibaka 1
Team Stats Summary