The Milwaukee Bucks traveled to Arizona on Wednesday in hopes of breaking a long losing streak against the Phoenix Suns. Unfortunately for the Bucks, they fell short of that goal. Instead, the team netted their 23rd consecutive loss in Phoenix in a game in which they had a season-low 31 percent shooting. While some might pin the dreadful performance on the absences of certain key players, the truth of the matter is that Milwaukee lacked energy and focus last night. That allowed the Suns to take the lead and run with it at ease. In the end, the Suns hit their third straight win on a 92-77 victory. Odds.
The Suns [23-24] never trailed, and led by as many as 25 points in the third quarter. Steve Nash put up 9 points, 13 assists, 6 rebounds and a season-high 9 turnovers. He worked well with player of the game Marcin Gortat, who was only recently traded from Orlando in mid-December. Basketball scores.
Gortat topped 16 points for the fourth consecutive time with 19 points, and had 11 rebounds and 1 assist. Channing Frye had 16 points and 5 rebounds, while Grant Hill contributed 16 points, 2 assists and 5 rebounds. All in all, it was a well-rounded effort from second place Pacific Division team. If Phoenix continues to play like this, we might just see the Suns in the playoffs again this year. Basketball odds.
The Bucks [19-28] were able to cut the difference to single-digits in the fourth quarter, but Phoenix tightened their play to quickly cut Milwaukee off. While the team was without Andrew Bogut and Drew Gooden, the absences we no excuse for their downright unmotivated play. The Bucks shot 21 percent in the first two quarters, matching their second low for a half and setting a season-low for a Suns opponent. Corey Maggette’s 15 points, 8 rebounds and 15-footer in last quarter to cut the lead to 74-65 with 8:32 to play were not enough to spark the team. See is the Bucks find a catalyst at www.scoresandodds.com, where the best online betting information and latest lines on all of your favorite sports can be found.