SAN FRANCISCO — Kelly Oubre Jr. transformed a pair of free throws with 7.7 seconds left to present Golden State the lead, and Milwaukee missed on the finish because the Warriors held off the Bucks 122-121 on Tuesday evening.
In a livid end like these Golden State groups of years previous, Stephen Curry made a 3-pointer with 1:06 to play on the best way to 41 factors with 5 3-pointers as his workforce labored till the ultimate buzzer to snap a three-game shedding streak.
Jrue Vacation scored the go-ahead basket after his offensive rebound with 29 seconds left.
Andrew Wiggins’ driving dunk with 1:59 to play made it a one-point recreation, then Golden State received a defensive cease earlier than Kent Bazemore put his workforce forward the following time down.
Oubre wound up with 19 factors and Bazemore scored 18 in simply the Warriors’ second win in 9 video games.
Khris Middleton scored 28 factors as Milwaukee once more missed injured massive man Giannis Antetokounmpo. Vacation completed with 29 factors and knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers that weren’t fairly sufficient.
Antetokounmpo sat out his second straight recreation with a sore left knee after lacking a 129-128 win at Sacramento on Saturday. The 2-time reigning MVP, who scored 47 factors to match his season excessive in a 127-109 win over Portland on Friday, missed his fourth recreation out of the Bucks’ final 9 after the hope had been he would play Tuesday.
“He was warming up tonight and simply felt it just a little bit,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer mentioned. “Simply made the choice that tonight was not a superb evening, an evening he needs to be out.”
For the Warriors, this efficiency marked progress on many fronts: the vitality on each ends, the eye to element that had lacked throughout a very discouraging current highway journey — and, in fact, the W outcome.
Curry shot 14 for 21 and 5 of 10 from deep.
The 2-time MVP missed Friday’s recreation at Toronto nonetheless coping with a bruised tailbone, then performed almost 37 minutes Sunday at Atlanta
Milwaukee had received two in a row towards Golden State, together with a 138-99 rout on Christmas Day, and the Bucks noticed the top to a three-game profitable streak on the Warriors’ dwelling ground.
Golden State got here out taking pictures and made 7 of 11 to leap forward 18-5 and drive two early timeouts by the Bucks.
“No. 1, defending with out fouling can be superior,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr quipped beforehand. “That was so disappointing the opposite evening to actually play a superb recreation general and compete and have an opportunity to win and simply hack our strategy to a loss.”
Bucks: Reserve F P.J. Tucker missed his seventh straight recreation with a strained left calf. He didn’t apply Monday and has performed in solely three video games for the Bucks since they acquired him from Houston. … Vacation was named Jap Convention participant of the week Monday and had 33 factors, 11 assists and 7 rebounds at Sacramento with out Antetokounmpo. Vacation signed a four-year extension Sunday that will likely be price at the very least $134 million if he workouts the fourth-year possibility.
Warriors: Curry is simply 88 factors (17,695) from Corridor of Famer Wilt Chamberlain’s profession franchise scoring document of 17,783. … The Warriors hit 5 of their first six pictures — 3s by Curry, Oubre and Wiggins — for a fast 13-Three lead and Bucks timeout at 9:30.
Bucks: At Dallas on Thursday evening having received 21 straight towards the Mavericks.
Warriors: Host Washington on Friday evening within the first of two second-half matchups with the Wizards.