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Bucks rally to beat Hornets; Cavs end slump in Miami

The Philippine Star

The Milwaukee Bucks battled back from an 18-point deficit and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a go-ahead layup with two seconds left in regulation to beat the visiting Charlotte Hornets 127-125 on Wednesday night.

Milwaukee earned its eighth straight win after outscoring the Hornets 67-57 in the second half to complete the comeback after not holding a lead through nearly 34 minutes of action.

Charlotte’s Miles Bridges threw up a heave at the buzzer, but it did not fall, handing the Bucks their sixth consecutive victory at home.

Antetokounmpo racked up 40 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Khris Middleton added 21 points for the Bucks. Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball tallied a career-high 36 points to go along with nine assists and five rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. finished with 25 points for the Hornets.

Meanwhile, Kevin Love scored a game-high 22 points off the bench as Cleveland broke a 20-game, decade-plus-long losing streak in games played in Miami with a 111-85 win over the Heat.

Miami’s Duncan Robinson shot 0-for-7 from the floor and went scoreless. That ended his 69-game streak with at least one three-pointer, which had been the second-longest active streak in the NBA. Prior to Wednesday, Cleveland’s most recent win in Miami was on Jan. 25, 2010.

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