Brandon Knight put up 30 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks edge the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-105. The Bucks had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 39-70 (55.7%) from the field, including 6-10 (60.0%) from three-point range. This is only the second win for Milwaukee (14-58) in its last 10 games.
Knight went 12-21 (2-4 from three-point range) in a solid performance. Other key players for Milwaukee included Ramon Sessions with 22 points and 5 assists, John Henson with 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Giannis Antetokounmpo with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Jordan Hill had a strong performance for Los Angeles in the loss, scoring 28 points on 13-17 shooting. He also registered 16 rebounds.
The Bucks combined an eFG% of 60.0% with 60.0% 3-point shooting. They are 4-2 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Lakers, on the other hand, are winless (0-12) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This drops Los Angeles (24-47) to 0-2 against Milwaukee on the year.
Coming up next, the Bucks battle the Miami Heat, who are 48-22 on the year. The Lakers go up against the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently 35-35 this season. The Bucks have a 0-1 record against Miami this season. The Lakers have come up empty in two of their last three games against Minnesota.