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MILWAUKEE – O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and Brandon Knight added 16 as the Milwaukee Bucks held off a late Oklahoma City rally to beat the Thunder 85-78 on Tuesday night.
Reggie Jackson had 29 points, nine above his season average, for Oklahoma City. Serge Ibaka added 14 as the Thunder fell to 0-5 on the road.
The Bucks led by five after three quarters and extended their lead to as much as 11 in the fourth. Oklahoma City cut the lead to four on two free throws by Ibaka with 31 seconds left but got no closer.
Milwaukee trailed by 10 in the second quarter before taking a 41-38 lead at the half. Zaza Pachulia had six points, six rebounds and three assists in the first half.