SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- After not looking like a contender for 3 ½ quarters, the Milwaukee Bucks needed just 12 minutes Tuesday night to show why they may be the best team in the Eastern Conference.
Milwaukee entered the season with higher expectations than perhaps any other team but did not live up to them for most of the game. The Bucks were outhustled and outplayed and found themselves trailing, 91-80, with just 7:46 left in the fourth quarter before Robinson led a comeback.
Robinson scored 10 points during a 20-9 outburst and Cassell gave Milwaukee its first lead since the first quarter, 101-100, on an 18-foot jumper with seven seconds left. Robinson nailed a free throw before John Stockton made a driving layup with three seconds reamining to send the game into overtime.
Allen scored six points in the extra session, Cassell added five and Robinson nailed a pair of jumpers as Milwaukee pulled away.
Robinson and Allen each made 11-of-21 shots and Cassell sank 9-of-20 to go with 11 assists. Anthony Mason had 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting and seven rebounds in his Bucks debut.
Milwaukee shot 51 percent (43-of-83) from the floor and made 10-of-25 3-pointers led, by Allen, who made 4-of-9. The Jazz shot 53 percent (43-of-81) overall and held a 51-41 rebounding edge, but scored just 28 points after the third quarter.