Bucks trounce Clippers as Delfino hits seven trifectasWisconsin Sports
-- Carlos Delfino hit a career-high seven three-pointers, as the Milwaukee Bucks trounced the Los Angeles Clippers 102-78 last night at the Bradley Center.
MILWAUKEE - Carlos Delfino hit a career-high seven three-pointers, as the Milwaukee Bucks trounced the Los Angeles Clippers 102-78 last night at the Bradley Center.
Delfino scored 26 points, all but five in the second half, as the Bucks won for only the second time in their last nine games. Milwaukee pulled away with a 14-to-1 run in the fourth quarter, as the Clippers dropped to 4-21 on the road this season and 1-6 on their current road swing.
The Bucks suffered more injury problems when Ersan Ilyasova left in the first quarter with a right eye injury. And point guard Brandon Jennings wore a bandage above his right eye in the third quarter after he apparently got scratched. Still, Jennings scored 20 points to match his best game since returning from a broken foot. John Salmons had a career-high 12 assists with 16 points. And the Bucks made a late charge despite the absence of Andrew Bogut, who fouled out early in the fourth quarter. Baron Davis led the Clippers with 22 points.
Rookie center Blake Griffin was held to 19 points and 12 rebounds, with solid defense from Luc Richard Mbah a Moute – who had 13 points and 10 boards for Milwaukee. The Bucks were without forward Corey Maggette, who hurt his back on Saturday night. Milwaukee is four games back for the final playoff spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They’ll host Denver tomorrow night.