Lakers Gameday

24 - 47
Milwaukee Bucks

14 - 58

Tip-Off: 5:00PM PST

Thursday, March 27, 2014

BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

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Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOT
LAL 30 23 27 25 105
MIL 26 29 32 21 108
Milwaukee Bucks

14 - 58

Bucks End 8-Game Skid, Complete Sweep of Lakers

By NBA on March 27, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Knight scored 30 points, Ramon Sessions added 22 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-105 on Thursday night to break an eight-game losing streak.

The Bucks swept the season series with the Lakers for the first time since 2006-07. Knight scored a career-high 37 points in Milwaukee's 94-79 victory on Dec. 31 in the other meeting.
Khris Middleton added 14 points for the Milwaukee, which won for only the 14th time this season.

Jordan Hill had 28 points and 16 rebounds for the Lakers, while Nick Young added 17 points.

Young hit a 3-pointer and Hill made a jumper to trim the lead to 103-99 with 1:43 remaining.
Knight's 17-foot jumper then gave the Bucks a six-point lead. Young countered by hitting a 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining, but the Lakers were unable to foul and Zaza Pachulia's layup made it 107-102.

Kent Bazemore hit a desperation 3-pointer for the Lakers with 2 seconds remaining, but Sessions was fouled and hit one of two free throws to make the score 108-105 with 0.6 seconds remaining. Young was unable to get off a final shot.

The Lakers played without Pau Gasol, who was out with vertigo for the second straight game, and Steve Nash, who has missed 18 of the team's last 19 games with nerve irritation.

Notes: The Bucks announced Thursday that forward Ersan Ilyasova would be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a right ankle and foot injury. ... O.J. Mayo also missed the game for the Bucks as he sprained his ankle in the team's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. . Lakers center Chris Kaman arrived at the arena just 30 minutes before the game, but still started and scored 13 points.

Game Notes

2013-14 Series Recap: The Lakers trail the season series with the Bucks after dropping
the first meeting of the season on New Year’s Eve in L.A. 79-94.

All-Time Series Notes: This will be the 126th
meeting between the two teams, with the
Lakers holding a 78-47 all-time series advantage ... In their last 10 games against
Milwaukee, the Lakers are 6-4 against the Bucks ... The Lakers are 10-4 all-time
against the Bucks at STAPLES Center (17-4 in their last 21 home games vs.
Milwaukee). In Milwaukee, the Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 games ... On 12/21/10 at
STAPLES Center, the Lakers had their six-game win streak against the Bucks
snapped, scoring a series-low 79 points (since tied - surpassing the old record of 81
points that stood since 11/26/69 at MIL) and Kobe Bryant was ejected after receiving
his second technical foul with 2:07 remaining in the game ... On 1/1/10, the Lakers held
Milwaukee to a series-low 77 points, surpassing the old mark of 82 established 2/25/73.

Connections: Lakers G Jodie Meeks was drafted by the Bucks with the 41st pick in the 2009
NBA Draft and played the first 41 games of his career in Milwaukee before being dealt to the
Philadelphia 76ers. Meeks was teammates in Milwaukee with Bucks G Carlos Delfino and F
Ersan Ilyasova …Bucks G Ramon Sessions was traded from Cleveland to the Lakers during
the 2011-12 season, and averaged 12.7 points and 6.2 assists in 23 games in Los Angeles.

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Game Leaders

  LAL   MIL  
Jordan Hill
pts Brandon Knight
Jordan Hill
reb Jeff Adrien
Kendall Marshalle
ast Ramon Sessions


Game Starters

  LAL   MIL  
Kendall Marshall g Brandon Knight
Jodie Meeks g Jeff Adrien
Chris Kaman c Zaza Pachulia
Jordan Hill f Ramon Sessions
Wesley Johnson f Brandon Knight

Injury Report - LAKERS

  • Kobe Bryant:
    (fractured left knee) is out
  • Steve Nash:
    (nerve root irritation) is doubtful
  • Jordan Farmar:
    (groin) is out
  • Chris Kaman:
    (foot) is probable
  • Xavier Henry:
    (wrist) is probable
  • Pau Gasol:
    (vertigo) is doubtful

Injury Report - BUCKS

  • Nate Wolters:
    (hand) is out
  • Larry Sanders:
    (head) is out
  • Ekpe Udoh:
    (knee) is out
  • Carlos Delfino:
    (foot) is out