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Delly stars in Bucks' NBA win over Nets

AAP logoAAP 4/12/2016 Andrew Gruman

Matthew Dellavedova scored 12 of his season-high 18 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Milwaukee Bucks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 112-103.

The Bucks won their fourth straight NBA game despite letting a 16-point third-quarter lead slip away.

Milwaukee led 62-46 after a lay-up by Tony Snell with 8:11 left in the third, but Brooklyn closed the quarter on a 26-13 run to get within 75-72.

Consecutive three-pointers by Joe Harris gave the Nets an 82-81 lead with 10:00 to play.

With the game tied at 94, Milwaukee began a 9-1 run to lead 103-95 with 1:43 remaining.

"We had a chance in the third quarter to break the game wide open, and we didn't take it," said Australian star Dellavedova.

"They came back and played well. We then did a good job of pulling away."

John Henson led Milwaukee with 20 points and added seven rebounds, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jabari Parker added 15 points and Greg Monroe scored 13 points.

Bojan Bogdanovic led Brooklyn with 24 points, while Sean Kilpatrick added 19.

In Dallas, Australian centre Andrew Bogut returned to the court for the Mavericks after being rested for their previous game against Charlotte.

Although he fouled out against the Bulls on Sunday AEDT, Bogut had 11 rebounds and scored a season-high eight points as Dallas beat Chicago 107-82.

Utah Jazz improved to an 11-9 record for the season with a 105-98 win against Denver Nuggets in Salt Lake City.

Dante Exum scored 10 points from 22 minutes court time and fellow Australian Joe Ingles scored eight points to go with three rebounds and four assists.

In Oakland, Steph Curry scored a game-high 31 points in Golden State's 138-109 win against Phoenix Suns.

Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Kevin Durant added 20 in the Warriors' 16th win of the season. Eric Bledose scored 27 points for Phoenix.

In other matches, Minnesota beat Charlotte 125-120, Toronto smashed Atlanta 128-84, Portland beat Miami 99-92, Boston edged Philadelphia 107-106 while Memphis beat the Los Angeles Lakers 103-100.

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