Milwaukee Bucks defeat Los Angeles Clippers, 107-89

Andrew Bogut was enjoying the moment in the Milwaukee Bucks locker room.

After all, the 7-foot center has never played on a .500 team during his five years with the Bucks, after being selected No. 1 overall in the 2005 draft.

But the Bucks' lopsided 107-89 victory Tuesday over the Los Angeles Clippers guaranteed a .500 or better record, with nine games remaining in the regular season.

And to add to the Bucks' good night, their magic number for clinching a playoff ...

A crucial component of any team that is trying to make a run to the National Basketball Association playoffs is veteran leadership.

That's what the Milwaukee Bucks have been receiving from center Kurt Thomas and guard Jerry Stackhouse as the team continues its quest for the postseason.

Both players are in their 15th pro seasons and there isn't much that they haven't encountered over the years.

"I've been on an 18-win team and a 62-win team," said Stackhouse. "I've...


PLAYER OF THE GAME: Bucks forward Jerry Stackhouse had struggled in the last three games, hitting just 6 of 25 shots from the field. But he found his stroke against the Clippers, making 7 of 10 shots, including 2 of 4 from three-point range. Stackhouse finished with 16 points, three assists and three rebounds.

PLAY OF THE GAME:Andrew Bogut blocked a shot at the rim by Clippers guard Eric Gordon, triggering a fast break that led to a dunk by Stackhouse, giving the B...