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Bucks blow big lead but recover for 59-54 lead at half

The Milwaukee Bucks blew all of a 22-point lead and actually fell behind before pulling back out to a 59-54 lead over the Brooklyn Nets at the half.

The Bucks are looking to inch closer to clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Their magic number is two, with the Toronto Raptors, who are hosting the Orlando Magic tonight.

Eric Bledsoe leads the Bucks with 14 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Sterling Brown have 10 points each.

The Bucks built a 35-13 lead late in the first quarter before the Nets closed with a 7-0 run to make it 35-20.

Brooklyn then opened the second quarter with a 15-2 run, making it a 22-2 run overall and puling the Nets within 37-35.

DeMarre Carroll gave the Nets their first lead of the night at 42-41, before George Hill scored four in a 6-0 run that put the Bucks back on top at 47-42.

The lead reached 57-47 before a spate of careless turnovers allowed the Nets to cut the lead in half by the break.

Caris LeVert leads the Nets with 15 points and has made 3 of 5 from behind the arc. D’Angelo Russell has 14.

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