With their longest winning streak of the season over, the Milwaukee Bucks must now focus on trying to end their struggles in Charlotte.
The Bucks can extend their overall winning streak away from home to five if they can snap a five-game road skid to the lowly Bobcats on Friday night.
Milwaukee (21-25) had averaged 113.3 points and made 50.4 percent of its shots during a six-game winning streak. That run ended Thursday when the Bucks shot 40.0 percent, including a 3-of-15 effort from 3-point range, in a 100-91 home loss to Boston.
Brandon Jennings scored 19 points but the Bucks fell for the first time since Chicago's Derrick Rose hit a buzzer-beater to deal them a 106-104 loss at home March 7.
Milwaukee is currently ninth in the Eastern Conference, 1 12 games behind New York for the eighth and final playoff spot.
"A lot of guys didn't have their best game," said forward Drew Gooden, who was held to six points Thursday after averaging 19.8 in his previous eight contests.