LOS ANGELES – Eric Bledsoe scored 11 of his 39 points in extra time, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a big comeback to win the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night 124-122.
Khris Middleton added 28 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points for the Bucks, who won their third consecutive game and the second in two nights. They defeated the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.
Bledsoe scored nine points in a row to start the extra time and give the Bucks a 121-112 lead of 2:35.
The Lakers responded with a 8-0 run. Antetokounmpo split a pair of free throws with 16.4 seconds and Kyle Kuzma missed a shot at the next possession. Bledsoe made two free throws with two seconds left to seal victory for Milwaukee.
Kuzma had 27 points for the Lakers, who will end up with a losing record in the season. Brook Lopez added 20 points, while Julius Randle had 1
8 points and 10 rebounds.
Randle tied the game at 112 on a layup with 1:30 to go in the roster. Bledsoe and Middleton both had opportunities to give the Bucks the lead in the final seconds, but both missed them.
Los Angeles beat Milwaukee 29-15 to extend the game to extra time.
Kuzma gave the Lakers a 107-106 lead with 4:57 in the game. It was the first lead for Los Angeles since the first quarter, when it led 21-19 with 5:57 left in the period.
Milwaukee built a 20-point lead toward the end of the third quarter, culminating in Brandon Jennings, who backed back-to-back baskets by Jabari Parker and Tyler Zeller.
Ivica Zubac scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and sparked a 29-9 run that spanned the third and fourth rounds for the Lakers. Zubac finished with 16 points.
Antetokounmpo made two free throws to head a 7-0 run and give the Bucks a 50-40 lead, 7:59 in the first half. Los Angeles dropped by as much as six within six, but by as much as 14 in the second quarter.
Randle dunked the ball wildly over Tyler Zeller to give the Lakers a 21:17 lead in the middle of the first quarter. Los Angeles was 39-34, though he pulled off 78 percent of the field during that period.
Bucks: Has made 11 3-pointers.
Lakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was ejected late in the second quarter after clamoring over a no-call. He had to be held back by coach Luke Walton and teammates.