Bucks with fourth straight, beat Blazers 116-94

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Associated Press

Posted on April 7, 2012 at 10:44 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Beno Udrih scored a season-high 21 points, Brandon Jennings also added 21, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-94 on Saturday night to tighten the race for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

Ersan Ilyasova chipped in 20 points for Milwaukee, which moved within a half-game of idle New York with its fourth straight victory. The Bucks are .500 (28-28) for the first time since they were 2-2 on Jan. 2.

LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 21 points for Portland, which lost 116-87 to Milwaukee on March 20 — its worst home loss of the season.

Wesley Matthews added 14 points for the Trail Blazers, who were hoping to win consecutive road games for the first time this season.

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