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Middleton, Monroe strong again but Bucks come up short in New Orleans

Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton scored 22 points each, but the Bucks were beaten by the New Orleans Pelicans 116-99 Saturday night.

For the second straight night, both Monroe and Middleton topped the 20 point mark but the Bucks couldn't pull out a victory. Milwaukee lost at Houston Friday night at James Harden scored 30 points.

The Bucks held a lead after the first quarter and at halftime, but New Orleans scored 32 points each in the third and fourth quarters. Ryan Anderson scored 23, Anthony Davis 22 for the Pelicans, who have just 16 wins on the season.

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