Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Bucks top Lakers; Blazers win

The  Lakers´ Jordan Hill dunks above Bucks defenders during the first half. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
The Lakers' Jordan Hill dunks above Bucks defenders during the first half. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Brandon Knight scored 30 points, Ramon Sessions added 22 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 108-105, on Thursday night to break an eight-game losing streak.

The Bucks swept the season series with the Lakers for the first time since 2006-07. Knight scored a career-high 37 points in Milwaukee's 94-79 victory on Dec. 31 in the other meeting.

Khris Middleton added 14 points for Milwaukee, which won for only the 14th time this season.

Jordan Hill had 28 points and 16 rebounds for the Lakers, while Nick Young added 17 points.

At 14-58, Milwaukee is now one game ahead of the 76ers for the league's worst record.

Trail Blazers 100, Hawks 85 - LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 16 rebounds in his return from a back injury, and visiting Portland beat Atlanta to end a three-game losing streak.

Damian Lillard added 21 points for the Trail Blazers, who had lost seven of 10 and were in danger of falling out of the fifth spot in the Western Conference playoff standings.

Jeff Teague, who was scoreless in Wednesday night's loss at Minnesota, led the Hawks with 22 points. Lou Williams had 16 points, including 13 in the final period when Atlanta closed the deficit to six points.

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