Cold-shooting Bucks lose 23rd straight in Phoenix

By Bob Baum

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 2 2011 9:25 p.m. MST

PHOENIX — Martin Gortat had 19 points and 11 rebounds and the Suns beat icy Milwaukee 92-77 on Wednesday night for the Bucks' 23rd consecutive loss in Phoenix.

The depleted Bucks, with Andrew Bogut a game-time scratch because of a bruised knee and Drew Gooden out four to six weeks for foot surgery, shot a season-low 31 percent and had to heat up in the fourth quarter to get the number that high.

Milwaukee trailed 52-31 at the half and was down by as many as 25 in the third quarter. Trailing 71-53 after three, the Bucks started the fourth with a 12-4 run to cut it to 74-65 but got no closer.

Corey Maggette and Ersan Ilyasova each scored 15 points for the Bucks. Grant Hill scored 16 and Jared Dudley 15 for the Suns. Channing Frye added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

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