WASHINGTON, DC (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Bucks moved to within two games of a playoff spot, with a 112-to-98 victory at Washington last night. Six Milwaukee players scored in double figures, led by Brandon Jennings with 19. He scored all but two of his points in the third quarter, after the Wizards got to within two and the Bucks pulled away with a 10-0 run. Washington got to within seven early in the fourth quarter, but Milwaukee went on a 21-to-7 run to put the game away. The Bucks shot 52-percent and out-rebounded the Wizards 48-35. Bucks’ guard Shaun Livingston scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter. Both of Milwaukee’s recent trade acquisitions played big roles. Monta Ellis scored 17, and Ekpe Udoh had a career-high five assists to go with 15 points and eight rebounds. Udoh allowed starting center Drew Gooden – who was nursing a sore back – to rest during the fourth quarter. The Bucks were also without forward Carlos Delfino, who missed his fourth straight game with a groin injury – and guard Beno Udrih, who hurt his left hand in Saturday night’s loss to Memphis. The Wizards were without injured starters Nene and Trevor Booker. Jordan Crawford scored 23, as Washington lost its seventh game in its last eight. The Bucks have won 10-of-their-last-14, and will host Cleveland tomorrow night.
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