After keeping the 2 time current League champs to their worst point total of the year, the Bucks will attempt to develop on that momentum when they encounter the squad with the NBA's worst record.
Milwaukee are trying to end their 3 matchup away from home stretch with back to back victories when they play the Kings on Thursday evening.
The Bucks (11 - 16) broke a 3 game losing skid by shocking the Lakers 98 - 79 on Tuesday. LA had been kept to 33 points during the 2nd half & Milwaukee completed the game on a 21 - 7 surge, holding the Lakers score-less for almost four minutes in the last minutes of the 4th quarter.
The Bucks have 1 of the best defenses within the League, allowing 93.1 ppg however their last 4 competitors have put in 98.0.
The encouraging portion of the matchup may not have been the defending, however, but method in which the offensive attack rebounded back in their 2nd contest not having top scorer Brandon Jennings, who had foot surgery Monday & will skip 4 to 6 weeks.
Earl Boykins put in a best for the year twenty-two points, John Salmons put in twenty & Ersan Ilyasova got seventeen points & eleven boards. The Bucks threw in 50.7 % after making 38.0 % of their shots during a 106 - 80 defeat at the Trail Blazers the evening before.
After a large win, Milwaukee will attempt to prevent a disappointment versus the Kings (5 - 21), which has lost 6 consecutively. Sacramento dropped a game 117 - 109 in extra time to the Warriors on Tuesday.
After allowing a tying point shot at the buzzer, the Kings put in the 1st 4 points during the extra period however were schooled the remainder of the way.
Beno Udrih put in a best for the year thirty-four points & Carl Landry got twenty-two points & ten boards.
4th quarter problems keep on being an dilemma for the Kings. The Kings have put in 19.7 points during the last period over their previous 6 matchups, & in the previous 3, they have been out-scored by 11.7 during the quarter.
The Kings & the Bucks split 2 contests the previous year after Milwaukee picked up both during 2008 - 09.