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Rapid Recap: Bucks 126, Clippers 128

Milwaukee falls after a heroic three from Bledsoe to force OT

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Clippers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

A back and forth affair between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers spilled into extra time tonight, but the Clips prevailed 128-126 in overtime. After falling behind by nine after one, Milwaukee rebounded in the second quarter to take a narrow 64-62 lead heading into halftime. It was a nailbiter through regulation, with Milwaukee eking out enough buckets late to force overtime. After Milwaukee tied it up, Lou Williams went heroball and lofted a shot that fell in to give the Clippers a win.

Giannis Antetokounmpo again stuffed the stat sheet, corralling a mountain of rebounds in the fourth to finish with 27 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals.

Brook Lopez bombed away, as per usual, en route to 20 points after a slick shooting first half to go along with three blocks. It was just an average shooting night for the rest of the high profile crew though, as Middleton and Bledsoe combined for 29 points on 12-29 collectively from the floor. Brogdon went for 23 points as well. Bledsoe though made the deciding triple that somehow rattled in to tie the game late and send it into OT. Middleton also fouled out late in the fourth.

For Los Angeles, Montrezl Harrell beasted his way around the court for 26 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Patrick Beverley went off on the offensive end, finishing with 21 points. Former Buck Tobias Harris had 20 points and 11 boards.

Stat that Stood Out

In a game where the final stats between teams aren’t drastically different, little things like the Bucks shooting just 16-23 (69.6%) from the free throw line stand out. The Clippers, in contrast, went 22-27. Seven misses to five, I suppose that’s the difference between double OT and a loss.