91 - 82 Final
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Jennings, Bucks down Heat

Jan 23, 2012 - 4:04 AM
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Brandon Jennings scored 23 points, dished out six assists and pulled down six rebounds, leading the Milwaukee Bucks over the Miami Heat, 91-82.

Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and six boards for the Bucks, who have won two in a row since a three-game skid. Andrew Bogut tallied 13 points and eight rebounds.

"Miami is one of the elite teams in the league, and they are playing great basketball at home," Bogut said. "For us to do what we did tonight was very good."

LeBron James ended with 28 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Heat, who fell to 3-1 on a five-game homestand. Chris Bosh donated 23 points and six boards.

Miami played its fourth straight game without guard Dwyane Wade, who is recovering from a right ankle injury. The Heat fell to 6-1 without Wade in the lineup this season.

Holding a 73-72 lead with eight minutes to play, the Bucks scored six straight points to create some distance. A Luc Mbah a Moute slam was followed by a Jennings free throw and three-pointer, making it a 79-72 contest with 5:39 to go.

James and Bosh both made a pair of free throws a few minutes later to cut the gap to 83-80 with 2:15 left.

But Shaun Livingston found Ilyasova open under the hoop at the other end for an easy layup. Jennings added a reverse layup with 39.5 seconds remaining to make it an 87-80 contest.

Milwaukee went 4-of-4 from the foul line down the stretch to seal the win.

"Give them credit, they came in here and got a tough win," Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said. "They did a great job of moving the ball and finding open gaps and cutting into open areas behind our defense."

The Heat took a 21-18 lead after 12 minutes of action, but the Bucks fought back to take a 46-41 margin into the locker room.

Bosh started the second half with a layup and three-pointer to tie the game. The remainder of the period was a tight battle that ended with Milwaukee ahead by two, 65-63.

Game Notes

Milwaukee lost three of four matchups with Miami last season...Milwaukee's Stephen Jackson had 10 points off the bench in his return to the lineup. He was held out of the last game due to disciplinary reasons...The Heat fell to 6-2 at home this season, while the Bucks improved to 2-8 on the road...Miami had 22 turnovers, leading to 22 Milwaukee points.