Two nights ago, the Milwaukee Bucks watched Boston take control of a close game in the fourth quarter by stepping up and making shots.
Monday night found the Bucks yet again in the fourth quarter of a close game. This time around Milwaukee clamped down defensively, which lead to easy baskets and sealed the Bucks 105-96 win over Philadelphia, their first 3-0 road start since 2001-02.
"A lot of these games, that's what it comes down to," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "They are kind of close games and one team steps up and make big plays."
The Sixers were rolling offensively in the second half, scoring 33 in the third quarter, including a 21-6 run to erase Milwaukee's 16 point lead to tie the score at 83-83 heading to the fourth quarter.
After a pair of free throws by Jrue Holliday cut Milwaukee's lead to 94-93 with 4:56 to play, the Bucks went on a 9-0 run to seize control and held the Sixers to just three points the rest of the way, forcing two turnovers and blocking three shots...