De­pleted Mil­wau­kee Bucks bat­ter cham­pion Lak­ers in LA

The Pak Banker - - International -

LOS AN­GE­LES: The NBA cham­pion Los An­ge­les Lak­ers were left stunned and hu­mil­i­ated af­ter be­ing up­set 9879 on their home court by the un­der-strength Mil­wau­kee Bucks on Tues­day.

Back in fa­mil­iar sur­round­ings af­ter win­ning five of their last six games on the road, the Lak­ers were un­able to main­tain any con­sis­tency against a team missing piv­otal point guard Bran­don Jen­nings through in­jury. Earl Boykins scored a game-high 22 points off the bench for the Bucks, in­clud­ing four three-point­ers, while guard John Sal­mons con­trib­uted 20 points and for­ward Er­san Ilyasova 17. It was an in­spi­ra­tional all-round per­for­mance by the vis­it­ing team, who were play­ing only their sec­ond game since Jen­nings was side­lined for at least four weeks with a bro­ken left foot. "Each time we ap­peared to be tee­ter­ing a lit­tle bit, we were able to make a se­ries of big plays to ex­tend the lead," Mil­wau­kee head coach Scott Sk­iles told re­porters af­ter his team im­proved to 11-16.

"If you're go­ing to come into this type of place and beat this type of team, you're go­ing to need those types of plays. We wouldn't have won the game with­out Earl tonight." -Ap

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