MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Milwaukee Bucks faded away in the second half last night in losing to Golden State at home, 101-to-80. The Warriors won their 10th straight game. It's their first double-digit winning streak in more than 38 years.
The Bucks were down by two points at the half. The deficit grew to 20 late in the third quarter with the help of a 16-to-2 Golden State run. Milwaukee fought back with an 11-to-2 run of its own, but the Bucks never got closer than eight.
Coach Larry Drew and several of his players blamed a lack of energy. Drew says the Bucks are a team that doesn't know how to win right now. Milwaukee was out-shot 46-to-39 percent, and was out-rebounded 54-37.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points and Brandon Knight had 18 for the Bucks, who've now lost three straight and 11-of-their-last-13.
David Lee had 22 points and 18 rebounds for Golden State. Former Bucks' center Andrew Bogut had eight points and 12 boards in his first game in Milwaukee as a visitor. Injuries kept him out of two previous Warriors' games at the B-M-O Harris Bradley Center after he was traded almost two years ago.
The Bucks fell to an N-B-A-worst 7-and-27. They'll host Chicago on Friday night.