Some things might change, but the Bucks struggling against above average teams hasn't. Things looked fine enough when the Bucks held the Grizzlies to 11 points in the first quarter, but it wasn't nearly enough to sustain a lead as the Grizzlies began to pull away in the third quarter. Milwaukee would be able to force turnovers and get out in transition, including a missed Jennings dunk that was turned into a three point play, but the Grizzlies would overwhelm the Bucks on the boards 58-39, and Monta Ellis (2/12 FG) would not have a favorable night in 35 minutes. The Bucks would have a glimmer of hope in the final minute, thanks to the Grizzlies' fouling on two 3 point attempts. That hope would not last very long though, and the Bucks fell 99-95, putting them 2.5 games back from the Knicks for the 8th playoff spot.
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Recaps: Brewhoop / Bucksketball / Behind the Buck Pass / JS Online / Straight Outta Vancouver / Commercial Appeal
Notes: OnMilwaukee: Bucks award uniform contract to Kohl's / FS: Bucks let big chance slip through their grasp