Matthew Dellavedova lifts Milwaukee Bucks to upset win over Los Angeles Clippers

Matthew Dellavedova gets his shot off against the Los Angeles Clippers. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Matthew Dellavedova gets his shot off against the Los Angeles Clippers. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

MATTHEW Dellavedova scored 12 points as the Milwaukee Bucks rebounded from a disappointing loss earlier this week to upset the Los Angeles Clippers.

Played in Los Angeles, Milwaukee trailed by two points at three quarter time, but pulled away to lead by as much as seven points midway through the last term before scraping home 97-96.

A three-pointer from Dellavedova with one minute, 17 seconds remaining proved pivotal, giving the Bucks a 97-91 lead.

The Clippers scored the final five points but could not overhaul the brave Bucks, who have now won seven of their last eight games.

Their streak of six straight wins was broken on Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Maryborough-born Dellavedova had three assists and two rebounds.

Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 18 points apiece.

DeAndre Jordan had 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers.

The win allowed the Bucks (33-34) to climb above the Detroit Pistons into seventh in the East Conference standings.

Milwaukee next plays on Saturday (Australian time) against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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