Originally created 04/17/99

Hornets scoot by Bucks



MILWAUKEE -- David Wesley scored 15 points and hit a pair of free throws with 2.1 seconds left Friday night as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 95-94 for their sixth straight victory.

Eddie Jones led Charlotte with 23 points, Bobby Phills had 20 and Elden Campbell 19. Ray Allen led the Bucks with 21 points.

Phills had eight points in an 18-6 spurt that ended with a pair of free throws by Campbell with 2:17 left to give Charlotte a 93-91 lead. Ervin Johnson's three-point play with 1:57 left put the Bucks back on top, 94-93, but Wesley was fouled by Haywoode Workman while driving to the basket and made both free throws with 2.1 seconds left for the win.

The teams split the season series, and the Hornets moved into a tie with Toronto for 10th place in the Eastern Conference.

Charlotte has won 14 of 23 games under interim coach Paul Silas.

Allen and Robinson scored eight points apiece as the Bucks bounced back from a five-point halftime deficit to lead 78-68 after three periods.

Jones, who scored 15 points in the first half, hit a short jump shot with 10 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Hornets a 52-47 lead at intermission. The Hornets outscored the Bucks 12-4 midway through the period to go ahead 46-38.