The Los Angeles Lakers allowed another team to knock down shots at a high percentage, as the Milwaukee Bucks have the lead, 59-57 after the first half Tuesday night at the Bradley Center. Forgive the Lakers for feeling deja vu tonight, as the Bucks made five of their first six three-point attempts in the first quarter, a brutal reminder of Sunday night's 22-three barrage by the Phoenix Suns. However, not only did the Lakers lead after one quarter, 32-29, they recovered to allow Milwaukee to make just one of four three-point attempts in the second quarter.
The Bucks shot 55.3% in the first half, compared to 51.3% for the Lakers. The Bucks did commit 13 personal fouls to just three for the Lakers, resulting in a 19-1 free throw advantage for Los Angeles. Each team had 20 rebounds. There were 16 ties in the first half.
Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol each had 14 points for the Lakers. Gasol made five of his seven field goal attempts, added five rebounds, but missed three of his seven foul shots. Bryant, who was one assist shy of a triple-double Sunday night, made six of his 12 shots and had three rebounds in the first half. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 19 points, making three of his six three-point tries.
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