Bucks lose late in Phoenix

Giannis Antetokounmpo's 47 points were not enough as the Milwaukee Bucks lost in the desert 125-124 to the Phoenix Suns.


The game was tied after one quarter before the Bucks stormed ahead in the second frame to take a 12 point halftime lead. A big reason was the Bucks' ability to hit shot from behind the arc as they went into the break connecting on 13 of 24 three-pointers. 


The Suns were finally able to clamp down on the Bucks in the second half, outscoring the Bucks by nine in the third quarter and doing just enough to get past the Bucks in the fourth. A last-second shot by Antetokounmpo came up short as the Bucks saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.


Devin Booker scored 30 points and Chris Paul added 28 of his own in the Suns' victory. The Bucks travel to Utah to face the Jazz on Friday.


In other statewide basketball news, the Wisconsin Badgers struggled from the field but still took advantage of a COVID-riddled Nebraska Cornhuskers team in its 61-48 victory. Marquette gave up 56 points in the second half as they fell to No. 5 Villanova on the road 96-64.

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