Game Recap: Lakers Fall To Bucks Despite Hill’s Big Night Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="261"] Both Pau Gasol and Steve Nash did not make the Los Angeles Lakers' two-game road trip, which began on Thursday in Milwaukee. The Buck [new_royalslider id="261"] Both Pau Gasol and Steve Nash did not make the Los Angeles Lakers' two-game road trip, which began on Thursday in Milwaukee. The Buck Rating: 0
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Game Recap: Lakers Fall To Bucks Despite Hill’s Big Night

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Both Pau Gasol and Steve Nash did not make the Los Angeles Lakers’ two-game road trip, which began on Thursday in Milwaukee. The Bucks own the worst record in the league at 13-58, but were looking for the season sweep over the Lakers. With Gasol sidelined due to vertigo, Chris Kaman again earned the start despite joining the team late after tending to a personal matter.

First Quarter

The Lakers began the game cold on offense and the Bucks took advantage, pushing the ball up the court to build an early lead. Kaman helped the Lakers cut into the deficit, scoring four points during a 7-0 run. Jordan Hill formed a potent attack with Kaman, adding eight points of his own in the quarter. Xavier Henry scored four points off the bench as the Lakers finished the quarter leading by four points.

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Second Quarter

After getting his 3-pointer blocked towards the end of the first quarter, Nick Young responded to score seven points less than three minutes into the second. Kent Bazemore and Xavier Henry also contributed on offense, but the Laker defense continued to struggle and the Bucks tied the game with just under six minutes remaining. Hill finished the half with 14 points and 11 rebounds, but with 13 points from Brandon Knight, the Bucks held a 55-53 lead going into the third.

Third Quarter

The Lakers third quarter woes returned as they allowed the Bucks to go on a 6-2 spurt, which led to Mike D’Antoni calling a timeout. Following the timeout, the two teams traded baskets through much of the quarter, with Hill and Young providing the offensive punch for the Lakers. At the end of the third quarter, the Lakers bench had combined for 33 points. Knight scored 10 points in the third and helped the Bucks fight off the Lakers’ strong bench play to hold a seven-point lead at the end of three.

Fourth Quarter

With the Lakers missing their first four shots of the quarter, the Bucks went on a 6-0 run, which extended their lead to 11 points. Former Laker Ramon Sessions made a 3-pointer that gave the Bucks a 12-point lead, their largest of the game, with 8:52 remaining. Hill, Young and Jodie Meeks combined for a 6-0 run to get the Lakers within five points. Young and Hill continue to battle and cut the lead to four with less than a minute remaining, but the Lakers were unable to get the stops they needed as they fall to the Bucks 108-105.

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  • Jim213

    Say it for the thousandth time… no excuses to losing to the worst team on the league.

  • X

    What’s the point of winning those 2 games in a row and then lost to Bucks? There is no way the Lakers going to beat the Bucks for the worst spot in the league. We blew it when we won against Magic for 3rd place. Seriously something wrong the the FO, bunch of idiots. Made up your mind already! If we want to get top 3 pick, just lose the remaining games but if we don’t mind getting just any player, then play hard and win the remaining games! Don’t go and beat team like Thunders and then suddenly lost to Bucks.

    • stfuX


      • X

        Says someone with nothing to say! FUCKTARD!

  • Chippaz

    That much closer to getting Dante Exum!!

    • X

      Been saying this all year long, Lakers should get Exum. He resembled the young Kobe a lot and he’s a natural PG too.

  • Lakers Fan

    Out of the remaining 11 games, I only see the Lakers being able to beat Utah and Sacramento. And even those games aren’t guaranteed wins. If I’m the Lakers, I’m throwing the rest of the season away. There are no more reasons to give a damn about winning when the season will be over in 3 weeks. We’ve suffered enough all season, so we might as well end it with a top 3 or top 5 pick in this upcoming draft. That will make up for this ridiculous season. We can all pretty much agree on what players should stay and what players should go. I’m quite sure the FO knows this too. And we ALL can pretty much bet that D’Antoni will be gone at season’s end. There is nothing left to play for because the season is over. It’s time to focus on free agency, the draft, and getting Kobe healthy for next season. We have a good chance at getting the 3rd overall pick, considering the Celtics and Magic have an easier remaining schedule than we do. That means we have a chance at drafting Wiggins, Parker, Embiid, or Exum. These are players who have the capabilities to be the face of a franchise. The Lakers FO should be salivating at the thought of getting one of these players in the draft.

    Although they were more than likely going to lose anyway, winning should not be a priority these last few games. Getting a top draft pick to be the next face of the franchise should be our main priority, along with Kobe getting healthy and D’Antoni getting fired. As torturous as this season has been, we deserve a top pick. No other team had to deal with the amount of injuries we did. That top pick will be more than deserving.

  • truth24

    Recap; Marshall, henry, sacre, kelly, bazemore, meeks all suck. Nick young doesn’t pass, Jordan hill trying to increase his value.

    • michael

      young makes the hoop. He doesn’t have to pass (kobe doesn’t either).

  • Cary Rumley

    It never really mattered guys, after the string of injuries hit us from training camp and opening day, it was pretty much over. Kobe gets a year of rest, and we get a great draft pick with some big cap money, that’s the time we see the team.

  • Kay Carter

    This is why we need to keep Hill nd get rid of Pringle face

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