The Milwaukee Bucks fell apart in the final quarter as they lost 108-94 to the Golden State Warriors at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The hosts held a two-point lead over the Warriors heading into the final frame but it wasn't sufficient as they succumbed tamely.
Leading the way for the Warriors was Kevin Durant, as the 29-year old small forward from Washington D.C. finished the contest with a game high 26 points while grabbing six rebounds and passing out six assists.
The Warriors were once again without their star point guard Stephen Curry, as the former Western Conference All Star continues to be sidelined by a minor ankle injury suffered earlier in the week in practice.
Golden State once again has the best record in the NBA, as the visitors now sit with a mark of 34-9 and have won eight of their past ten contests.
The Bucks had a chance to make a statement on Friday that they deserve to be mentioned among the top of the Eastern Conference, but the hosts only scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to lose their hard fought lead.
Milwaukee, 4999/1 to win the Conference, is in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt, as the Bucks are currently in seventh place with a record of 22-19 and have won five of their past ten contests.
Saturday Golden State heads to Toronto to take on the Raptors on at the Air Canada Centre while the Bucks travel to South Beach to square off with the Miami Heat on Sunday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4/9 to win the East, with the Boston Celtics available at 5/2.
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