Mike Dunleavy scored 10 points off the bench and led the Milwaukee Bucks on a 17-0 run that helped them take a 51-43 halftime lead over the Los Angeles Lakers at halftime Saturday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The Lakers came into Saturday night having lost three straight road games and are just 1-6 away from home this season.
The Lakers trailed by as many as 13 points in the second quarter, but ended the half on a 7-2 run to cut into the Milwaukee advantage.
Andrew Bynum had nine points, five rebounds, and two blocked shots in 18 minutes in the first half for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored seven points, had five rebounds, and six assists. Pau Gasol added six points and five rebounds for the Lakers, who shot 43.6% (17 for 39) in the first half.
Milwaukee scored the final 10 points of the first quarter, including five points from Ersan Ilyasova off the bench, to take a 27-23 lead. The Bucks then scored the first seven points of the second quarter to build an 11-point lead, but Andrew Goudelock was able to finally stop the 17-0 run with a three-pointer for the Lakers with 9:43 remaining in the second quarter.
The Lakers outrebounded Milwaukee 25-17 in the first half, and limited the Bucks to just two offensive rebounds.
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