Jordan Clarkson hits the deck as he and Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo chase a loose ball during a game in Milwaukee on Feb. 4 last season.(Morry Gash / Associated Press)
Bucks 113 - Lakers 105 (end of overtime)
The Lakers seemed to have the game in hand, up six on the road with just a minute left, but the Milwaukee Bucks got a game-saving three-pointer from O.J. Mayo with 0.5 left on the clock to force overtime.
The Bucks ran away in the extra session, outscoring the Lakers, 19-11, to pull away with a 113-105 victory.
Carlos Boozer led all scorers with 28 points, along with nine rebounds. Ed Davis collected a career high 20 rebounds, including nine on the offensive glass -- but ultimately it wasn’t enough.
Brandon Knight scored 24 points with eight assists and seven rebounds for Milwaukee. O.J. Mayo and Khris Middleton added 21 apiece as the team shot 50.0% from the field and 42.3% from three-point range (11-26).
The Bucks missed just two free throws in 22 attempts (90.9%) while turning the ball over 12 times.
The Lakers shot 41.9% from the field and 32.1% from behind the arc (9-28), but missed seven free throws (18-25) with 18 miscues. With Davis’ performance on the glass, the Lakers had an 18-5 offensive-rebound advantage.
Wayne Ellington scored 19 points. Nick Young, back from an ankle injury, scored 16. Jeremy Lin fouled out with 11 points and six assists, but shot just two for 12 from the field. Rookie Jordan Clarkson scored two points in almost 23 minutes. Robert Sacre added 10
With the loss, the Lakers fall to 13-36. They’ll visit the Orlando Magic (15-37) on Friday night. The Bucks (27-22) travel to Houston, to play the Rockets (34-15), also on Friday.
Lakers 94- Bucks 94 (end of regulation)
O.J. Mayo hit a three-pointer from the left corner with 0.5 left on the clock to force overtime.
The Lakers out-scored the Bucks 26-20 in the fourth period, but Milwaukee refused to give up in the final minute, despite a six-point deficit.
Mayo also hit a three-pointer with 57.4 on the clock, followed by one from Jeremy Lin and then Brandon Knight. Lin missed another attempt with 7.9 seconds left, setting up Mayo’s heroics.
Carlos Boozer and Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 22 points apiece, a career-high form Bucks guard/forward.
Bucks 74 - Lakers 68 (end of third quarter)
The Bucks dominated in the third quarter, scoring 28 points in the third quarter to just 14 from the Lakers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 20 points. Khris Middleton added 18 with five assists, while O.J. Mayo scored 11 off the bench.
Brandon Knight struggled with his shot, scoring seven points on two of 10 shooting, but dished seven assists with just one turnover. The Bucks shot 52.7% from the field.
The Lakers had three scorers with 14 each (Nick Young, Carlos Boozer and Wayne Ellington) while shooting 42.4% from the field. Robert Sacre was also in double figures with 10.
The Lakers had 12 turnovers -- the Bucks had seven.
Lakers 54 - Bucks 46 (halftime)
Carlos Boozer helped the Lakers turn a deficit into a 14-point lead, scoring 14 points in 17 minutes.
The Bucks closed the gap to within eight by the half, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 10.
Nick Young scored 12 on three of four shooting, but he uncharacteristically missed three free-throw attempts (four for seven).
The Lakers shot 50.0% from the field and 54.5% from three-point range (6-11).
Milwaukee hit 47.2% and 50.0% (5-10), respectively.
Wesley Johnson suffered a mild right ankle sprain in the period.
Bucks 26 - Lakers 24 (end of first quarter)
The Bucks held onto a two-point lead after a quarter in Milwaukee.
The Lakers had fallen behind by seven before Carlos Boozer, Wesley Johnson and Wayne Ellington drained consecutive jumpers to tie at 21.
Nick Young returned from a sprained ankle to hit his first shot, a three-point attempt.
Ellington led the Lakers with nine points; the team shot 42.9% from the field.
The Bucks were led by former Clippers forward Jared Dudley with nine points on four perfect attempts, shooting 55.6% as a team.
The Lakers (13-35) visit the Milwaukee Bucks (26-22) on Wednesday night.
Despite missing rookie Jabari Parker and former Lakers point guard Kendall Marshall (both to season-ending knee injuries), the Bucks have managed to stay above .500. Brandon Knight (quad), Ersan Ilyasova (groin), Kenyon Martin (ankle) and Zaza Pachulia (calf) have also been sidelined.
The Lakers have had their own problems staying healthy with Jordan Hill (hip) out, along with Kobe Bryant (shoulder), Julius Randle (knee) and Steve Nash (back), who are all done for the season.
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