Charlotte Bobcats defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 87-86

Charlotte, N.C. — Now is not the time for the Milwaukee Bucks to be getting down on themselves.

They really don't have the time for that sort of thing.

The Bucks, coming off a three-point loss at Cleveland on Wednesday, lost their second straight nail-biter as they fell to the Charlotte Bobcats in overtime, 87-86, Friday night.

The game further tightened the race for the final playoff spots in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Conference.

And while ...

 

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Guard Stephen Jackson was especially effective in the first half when he scored 21 of his 32 points in keeping Charlotte within one point at halftime. "This was a big win," he said. "I'm glad this game was how it was because we got a taste of how the playoffs are going to be."

PLAY OF THE GAME: With Charlotte leading, 87-86, there was a scramble for a loose ball near mid-court and Milwaukee's Luc Richard Mbah a Moute was called for slapping Jack...