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MILWAUKEE -- Al Jefferson muscled his way through the Bucks defence. Clyde Drexler Jersey . Then he cooled off by sticking the right ankle that had been bothering him in a bucket of ice. The Charlotte Bobcats are picking things up quickly with Jefferson in the middle again after the injury that had forced him out of the lineup. Jefferson scored 19 points, Gerald Henderson added 17 and the Bobcats handed the Milwaukee Bucks their eighth straight loss in a 96-72 win Saturday night. Jefferson, in his second game back from an ankle injury, added seven rebounds for Charlotte, which has won two of three to pull back to .500 (7-7). "My first game back, I was a little rusty," Jefferson said while icing down the ankle. The Bobcats lost to Phoenix 98-91 on Friday night, when Jefferson finished with nine points in his first action after missing four games. "But it never fails the second game. It like clicked," Jefferson said while snapping his fingers. "And thats what we did better than last night." Reserve Khris Middleton (20 points) led the Bucks, who shot just 35 per cent. Milwaukees losing streak is its longest since closing out the 2007-8 season with eight consecutive losses. Coach Larry Drew was optimistic before the game that his team would bounce back from a 115-107 loss in overtime to Philadelphia on Friday night. Instead, the Bucks struggled again. At 2-10, theyre the worst team in the Eastern Conference. "I owe the fans a big, big apology for the performance of this team tonight. Very, very disappointed," Drew said. "A team that I really thought after last nights loss would come out and play with some energy, with some passion and they did not do that." Middleton outscored the Bucks starting five of Caron Butler, Ersan Ilyasova, Zaza Pachulia, O.J. Mayo and Luke Ridnour, who combined for 16 points on 8-of-28 shooting. Charlotte led the entire way, building on a 46-39 halftime lead. A smattering of boos came down for the Bucks with Charlotte up 23 after three quarters. "I told the guys after the game that there will be changes in our starting lineup," Drew said. "If theyre not on the same page with it, so be it, but there will be changes." The Bobcats outmuscled the Bucks to pull away. Jeff Adrien added 10 rebounds off the bench for Charlotte, which had decisive edges on the boards (52-36) and points in the paint (48-28). Charlotte was briefly threatened in the second quarter, when the Bucks narrowed an early 12-point edge to 36-35. But Milwaukee had a 2-of-18 shooting stretch from late in the second quarter to late in the third. "The biggest thing was energy," Henderson said about the defensive effort. "Were coming off a tough loss at home. Then you come off a back-to-back. Milwaukee. Its cold. Youve just got to come with energy on the road." The Bucks, struggling with injuries, are slowly getting healthy. An injury list that once numbered about a half-dozen players was down to just two on Saturday night in Larry Sanders (thumb) and Carlos Delfino (foot). Point guard Brandon Knight returned to the floor after missing time with a hamstring injury. It still wasnt enough for the Bucks, who looked disjointed on the offensive end. Charlotte capitalized coming out of the half. Josh McRoberts (12 points, nine rebounds) hit a 3 from the wing with the shot clock winding down, leaving Ilyasova to hang his head in frustration as he jogged back up the floor. Mayo missed a quick jumper and the Bobcats came racing down in transition after a rebound by McRoberts. Jefferson drove the lane and got fouled, but missed the second of two foul shots. Then the 6-foot-10, 289-pound Jefferson showed exactly why Charlotte signed him to a three-year, $41 million contract in the off-season, grabbing the offensive board and getting fouled again. This time, Jefferson made both foul shots for an 11-point lead with 11:12 left in the third quarter. "Theres not many guys that can play him effectively," coach Steve Clifford said. "Hes an elite low-post scorer down there." John Henson had 10 points and nine boards for Milwaukee. Notes: Knight missed five games because of the injury. He had three points and seven assists in 25 minutes. Ridnour started at the point. ... The No. 2 Duke womens basketball team watched from the stands, ahead of the Blue Devils game Sunday against Marquette. Duke post player Amber Henson is Hensons sister. Swingman Hakeem Olajuwon Jersey . CATHARINES, Ont. Swingman Tracy McGrady Jersey . -- Despite being only two games above .CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Andrew Shaw to a two-year contract extension. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the deal has an average annual value of $2 million per season. Shaw was slated to become a restricted free agent next summer. "Its great to come to this agreement with Andrew and keep another important member of our team here in Chicago," general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement Tuesday. "Andrew has prooven his ability to play a prominent role on our team and we look forward to watching him continue to grow as a player for the Blackhawks. Steve Francis Jersey. " The 22-year-old Ontario native has four goals and seven assists in 18 games this season. He registered nine points, including five goals, during the Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup title run. A 2011 fifth-round draft pick, Shaw has totaled 25 goals and 24 assists in 103 career games with Chicago. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 
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