MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 22 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-106 on Saturday night.
Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left to pull the Clippers to 109-106. Knight’s inbounds pass was tipped out of bounds by Matt Barnes, who was tied up with Khris Middleton on a close play.
The referees reviewed the replay and confirmed that the Bucks had the ball. Milwaukee inbounded again, and Knight hit a pair of free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining to close the scoring.
Barnes scored a season-high 26 points and JJ Redick added 25 for Los Angeles.
Milwaukee made eight consecutive shots en route to a decisive 18-3 run midway through the fourth quarter, sending the Clippers to consecutive losses for the first time this season.
Redick hit a 3-pointer and converted a free throw to pull the Clippers within 102-96 with 41 seconds to go, but Jerryd Bayless made two free throws to extend the lead to 104-96 with 29 seconds left.
Milwaukee had lost five of six coming into the game, and had allowed at least 107 points in four of five games. But the Bucks held Los Angeles to 43 percent shooting.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were held to 10 points apiece. Griffin missed eight of 12 shots and Paul missed 10 of 15 while committing six turnovers.
It was the ninth consecutive game the Bucks scored at least 100 points, the franchise’s longest run since 1991. Los Angeles shot 39 of 91 while Milwaukee took only 76 shots, but made 43.
Larry Sanders had 15 points and nine rebounds, keying the decisive run with a pair of dunks and a rebound basket, and was disruptive to Los Angeles in the paint during the key stretch.
Bayless and Kendall Marshall hit a pair of 3-pointers to cap the run, giving the Bucks a 90-79 lead with 6:53 left.
Los Angeles scored seven straight points to pull within 97-92 with 3 minutes left, but Antetokounmpo scored on a layup driving the lane with 1:50 to go to make it 99-92. Paul missed a 12-foot jumper on the Clippers’ next possession, and Los Angeles didn’t make it a one-possession game until the final 3 seconds.
The Bucks led much of the first half and most of the third quarter, taking a 72-71 edge to the fourth.
Antetokounmpo and Parker scored 12 points apiece as Milwaukee led 51-42 at halftime.
Clippers: It was the first time this season the Clippers lost the second game when playing on consecutive nights. They won the first five times. . The Clippers were outscored in the paint, 50-36. . The teams play again next Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Bucks: Rookie F Johnny O’Bryant dressed for the first time, but did not play. He missed the team’s first 23 games with a sprained right knee. . Barnes committed a hard foul on Antetokounmpo with 40 seconds left in the second quarter, and the Bucks forward swiped his free arm at the Clippers forward during the play and was called for a technical foul. . D.M.C. From the group Run-D.M.C. Performed a short set at halftime.
Clippers: Host Detroit on Monday.
Bucks: Visit Phoenix on Monday
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