Bucks fall in overtime to AtlantaWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Bucks ended a six-game winning streak last night with a 106-102 overtime loss at Atlanta.
The Milwaukee Bucks ended a six-game winning streak last night with a 106-to-102 overtime loss at Atlanta.
The Bucks blew a seven-point lead with five minutes left in regulation, and the Hawks’ Joe Johnson missed a jumper at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Milwaukee went up by five in the extra period, but Atlanta came roaring back again. And the Bucks missed a chance to win seven straight road games for the first time in 28 years.
Johnson scored nine of his 24 points in the OT. Josh Smith added 22 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists, as Atlanta recovered from an eight-point overtime loss to Dallas on Friday night.
John Salmons had a season-high 32 points for Milwaukee with eight rebounds and four assists. And the Bucks ended a 6-0 streak since acquiring Salmons from Chicago at the NBA trade deadline. Milwaukee now holds the seventh of the eight Eastern Conference playoffs, a game-and-a-half up on Miami and Charlotte. The Bucks will host Washington on Wednesday night.