Bucks come up short against Houston

Giannis drives on PJ Tucker
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By Bill Michaels Sports

Orlando, FL - Clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference will have to wait a couple more nights as some rare sloppy play from the Milwaukee Bucks cost them dearly in a 120-116 loss to the Houston Rockets. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with 36 points, 18 points and eight assists. Unfortunately, he had three of the Bucks 22 turnovers on the night and none bigger than throwing the ball away on an errant pass to Kyle Korver with 20 seconds left in the game. Despite getting destroyed on the glass, the Rockets put up an astonishing 61 three point attempts, making 21 of them, and had a marked advantage in free throws made to keep them in the game all night. 

The Bucks will take on the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. That one tips off a 12:30 CST.