NBA Scores: Bucks Win, Wolves Fall Out Of Sight

April 2, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings (3) shoots the ball over Washington Wizards forward Jan Vesely (24) in the second half at Verizon Center. The Bucks won 112-98. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

The Bucks continue to attempt to keep up with the Knicks in the East, but the Wolves are absolute toast in the West.

The Milwaukee Bucks continued their quest for a playoff bid on Monday, picking up an expected blowout win over the Washington Wizards. The Bucks pulled away early and managed a 112-98 victory. Six Bucks scored in double figures, led by Brandon Jennings' 19. The Bucks shot better than 50 percent from the floor.

The Wizards were led by Jordan Crawford's 23 points. Nene sat again to nurse a sore foot. John Wall had 14 points and nine assists, but shot just 4-13.

The Bucks are now two games behind the New York Knicks for the No. 8 spot in the East.

In the West, the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to 4.5 games away from the No. 8 seed with a 116-108 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Kevin Love managed a somewhat mortal 23 points and seven rebounds, almost entirely at power forward for a change as Nikola Pekovic returned. Brad Miller, a former King who will retire at season's end, actually got the ceremonial start and popped in a quick 11 points and six assists.

But the Kings dominated in a defense-optional match. Tyreke Evans attacked with ease, racking up 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists with just one turnover. DeMarcus Cousins added 20 points and nine rebounds -- he shot 7-12 as Sacramento climbed over 50 percent from the floor for the game.

For all of Monday's NBA box scores, check out SI.com's NBA scoreboard.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.