Rockets rout Milwaukee thanks to three-pointersWisconsin Sports
-- The Bucks came out flat after the All-Star break, as they got pounded by the Houston Rockets 127-to-99 last night at the Bradley Center.
The Bucks came out flat after the All-Star break, as they got pounded by the Houston Rockets 127-to-99 last night at the Bradley Center.
The Rockets made 16 three-pointers – one short of the team record – and they shot a blistering 69-percent from beyond-the-arc. Trevor Ariza and Shane Battier hit six treys each. Houston was up by five points at the half. And they hit eight three-pointers in the third quarter to take a 34-point lead into the final period. Seven Rockets scored in double figures, led by Ariza with 22 and Battier with 20.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute led Milwaukee with 18 points and eight rebounds. Trade rumors kept swirling both before and during the game, but Bucks’ coach Scott Skiles said it was not a distraction. If it was, he said the Bucks don’t deserve to make the playoffs. The loss dropped Milwaukee to two games back for the eighth-and-final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Charlotte took over that spot, as Miami and Chicago moved to a tie for sixth.
The Bucks are now 24-and-28, and will play at Detroit tomorrow night.