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Rapid Recap: Bucks 98, Thunder 85

Milwaukee ends their 5-game losing streak

Oklahoma City Thunder v Milwaukee Bucks

At long last, the Milwaukee Bucks’ losing streak is history. The Bucks were able to topple the Thunder Friday evening at Fiserv Forum, 98-85. Box Score

Milwaukee’s offense continued to be cold, as things started a little frigid for the hometown squad. Oklahoma City would hold them to just 16 points in the opening period, and carry a 20-16 advantage into the second.

The low scoring theme would continue in the second period. Both teams struggled to put points on the board, and as the two teams headed into the locker rooms, Milwaukee held a slim 46-42 advantage.

The Bucks would then explode out of the gates to begin the third, rattling off a 12-0 run, forcing Oklahoma City to call a timeout. The trampling would continue for the Bucks throughout the third, as things were finally beginning to click on all cylinders for them. They’d carry a 78-62 lead into the final quarter of regulation.

The Thunder would use a 16-6 run to slice the Bucks’ to single digits and make things close in the final few minutes of play. However, a Donte DiVincenzo three from the top of the key would make this one done and dusted. The Bucks would end up earning a well-deserved victory, 98-85.

Stat That Stood Out

I’m going to go with the 12-0 run that the Bucks etched out to start the third quarter. Prior to that, both teams looked pretty equal. The Bucks then went on a big run that provided a glimmer once again of just how fun this team can be. Frankly, it really seemed to be the run and quarter that the Bucks were dying to see. Everything seemed to be going right and it really put Milwaukee in the right track to earn a solid victory and break the losing streak. Moving forward, it’ll be intriguing to see if Milwaukee can flip the switch and right the ship with a new winning streak.