Hornets 92, Bucks 89
In what seemed like one big sluggish train wreck, the Bucks came out on the losing end. The then-5-and-23 Hornets were able to muster a five point half time lead before stretching it to 13 during the third quarter. The Bucks came back to keep the game within manageable distance in the fourth, but they could never conjure up enough momentum, which, combined with crucial missed rebounds late, spelled their doom. Ersan Ilyasova helped carry the lackluster Bucks for much of the game with 23 points and seven rebounds, but Marco Belinelli and Chris Kaman combined for 40 points to lead the shorthanded Hornets to victory.
Notes: JS: Bogut Hopes to Avoid Surgery / FS: Gooden providing value down low for Bucks / Bucksketball: Milwaukee is no longer where offense goes to die / FS: Return of the 'Brockness trick shot monster'