MILWAUKEE -- Last night's loss in Cleveland resonated throughout the Milwaukee Bucks locker room.
It hurt. It stung.
Saturday night, the Bucks played like the defeat made them angry. Energized and outworking the Warriors, Milwaukee used a big third quarter to grab a 109-102 victory over a good Golden State team, moving again to a season-high four games over .500.
"I think everybody felt (the loss last night)," Bucks center Larry Sanders said. "I think we played with a chip on our shoulder and it worked in our favor."
From the opening tip, the Bucks dominated Golden State on the offensive glass. Despite struggling to make shots in the first half, Milwaukee stayed close on effort plays and offensive rebounds. The Bucks had 14 offensive rebounds in the first half and outscored the Warriors, 20-6, in the paint.
The trend continued in the second half, as Milwaukee finished with 22 offensive rebounds and a season-high 101 shot attempts.
"That was the emphasi...