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Bucks gain a game on Charlotte in the East with a 93-88 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brandon Jennings and John Salmons each scored 19 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 93-88 on Saturday night.

Andrew Bogut added 18 points and 13 rebounds in the Bucks' fifth win in their last seven games. The win pulled the Bucks within one game of Charlotte for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Trailing by as much as 20 points in the third quarter, Charlotte fought back to cut it to 86-81 with 3:29 left on Tyrus Thomas' dunk. Stephen Jackson scored on a layup to make it 86-83 with 2:21 remaining

Jennings missed a layup with 38.6 seconds remaining, but Gerald Wallace was called for a foul on the rebound. Carlos Delfino hit one of two free throws to give the Bucks an 87-83 lead. Salmons, acquired from Chicago on Thursday, then stole the ball from Jackson and was fouled. Salmons hit both free throws to put the game away.

Jackson led the Bobcats with 35 points, and Thomas had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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