Kemba Walker had 21 points, Josh McRoberts nearly had a triple-double and the Charlotte Bobcats handed the Milwaukee Bucks their ninth straight road loss, 95-85 Saturday night. The loss locks the Bucks into eighth place in the Eastern Conference, meaning they'll draw the defending champion Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. The Bucks are hoping to have starters Larry Sanders and Brandon Jennings back by then. Both sat out against the Bobcats while nursing minor injuries and are listed as day to day. McRoberts had 18 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine assists. Bismack Biyombo, the team's improving second-year center, chipped in 13 points and 17 rebounds as the NBA-worst Bobcats dominated the Bucks 52-36 on the boards. Mike Dunleavy had 19 points and Monta Ellis added 16 to lead the Bucks, who have lost 11 of their last 14 with two games left in the season. Charlotte led by five at the break and pushed the lead to 17 entering the fourth quarter. The Bucks got within six with 23 seconds left, but the lead was never really in danger. Gerald Henderson made a pair of free throws and Biyombo sealed the win with a rim-rattling dunk. Charlotte entered the game having lost nine of its last 11 games, but led the entire first half as Walker scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting.
Bucks fall to Bobcats, secure 8th seed and Heat in the first round
CBS Sports | Apr 13