The Milwaukee Bucks have been the worst offensive team in the NBA, except when they've played the Nets. Shooting better than 56 percent against New Jersey for the second time this season, the Bucks outgunned the Nets 110-95 on Friday night at the Bradley Center.
With the Pacers and Pistons winning their games and the Nets losing, the playoffs now seem even more remote. The Nets are seven games back of Indiana with 15 to play. But that's not the worst of it.
Deron Williams appeared to re-aggravate his strained right wrist on a drive in the third period. He fell hard after drawing a blocking foul. Williams braced his fall with both hands and came up holding his wrist.
The Nets led by two at halftime, but were outscored 28-19 in the third quarter and the Bucks went up by 12 early in the fourth. The Nets closed to within four with 4 1/2 minutes to go, but Milwaukee answered with a 10-2 run to put the game away.
Carlos Delfino led all scorers with 26 points, hitting eight of his 11 attempts from 3-point range. The Nets were led by Brook Lopez's 25 points and another double-double from Kris Humphries. Williams added 18 points and nine assists, but he shot poorly (4-for-13) once again and turned the ball over five times.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
First Half Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
- Delfino hits 8 3s, Bucks beat Nets 110-95 - Colin Fly - AP
Williams' injured wrist could sideline him for season as Nets lose to Bucks, 110-95 - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Deron Williams could be lost for season in Nets' loss to Bucks - Al Iannazzone - The Record
Nets' Deron Williams not healing, may be shut down for the season - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- Post-Game Plus (Video) - Jessica Taff - YES Network
- From the booth (Video) - Ryan Ruocco -& Mike Fratello - YES Network
- Avery Johnson Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
- Pre-Game: Avery Johnson Interview (Video) - Mike Fratello - YES Network
- Milwaukee rides 57% shooting performance to beat Nets - Charles F. Gardner - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
- Friday game report: Bucks vs. Nets - Charles F. Gardner - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Bucks 110 Nets 95: Nothing but Net for Bucks - Alex Boeder - Brew Hoop