Week In Review: Milwaukee Bucks enter 2015 on good note

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Dec 29, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Kendall Marshall (5) dribble the ball between Charlotte Hornets defense of guard P.J. Hairston (19) and guard Brian Roberts (22) during the first half at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Monday, Dec. 29: Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets

The Bucks tried their hardest to blow a game against the Charlotte Hornets for a third time this season.  Thankfully Charlotte couldn’t capitalize late in regulation, and Milwaukee pulled away in overtime.

The Bucks defeated the Hornets 104-94 in overtime.

The Hornets came out of the gates quick, but faltered mightily for the rest of the first quarter, missing 16 straight shots.  Milwaukee’s biggest lead was being up 21 late in the second quarter, but from there it was almost all Charlotte until overtime.

The Hornets were led yet again by Kemba Walker, who scored 28 points in 48 minutes of playing time.  Walker proved again that there really isn’t anyone on the Bucks who can guard him.

His counter part, Brandon Knight, had an up and down game.  He made mistakes and turnovers down the stretch, but hit the game tying lay up with 13 seconds left in the fourth.  Knight showed persistence and determination Monday night, similar to his performance back in November in their triple overtime thriller with the Brooklyn Nets.

John Henson also had a big performance in overtime Monday night, that included a key three point play to help propel Milwaukee to their first win against Charlotte this year.

You got the feeling that it was just another “here we go again” situation with the Bucks, blowing a big lead against the Hornets, but Milwaukee buckled down and got a win that they need to get on a consistent basis if they want to continue to rise to relevancy.

The win put Milwaukee back at .500 with a 16-16 record.

The Bucks’ next game was Wednesday night against a LeBron-less Cleveland Cavaliers team.

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