Wright’s 23 pts gives Milwaukee 79-70 win over Albany

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jake Wright scored 23 points and DeAndre Abram scored 13 with 12 rebounds and Milwaukee won its second straight, beating Albany 79-70 on Friday night.

Wright’s 3-pointer early in the second half gave the Panthers (2-4) a 42-41 lead and they never trailed again. Ahmad Clark’s layup with 16:30 left made it 45-all, and with 5:42 to go, Devonte Campbell’s 3-point play made it 63-all.

But Amir Allen threw down a dunk, Abram scored five straight with a pair of free throws and a Wright added a 3 and Milwaukee led by 10 with 4:08 remaining. Darius Roy scored 17 points and distributed eight assists and Allen scored 10. Milwaukee finished 31-of-53 (58.5 percent) shooting including 12 of 21 from 3-point range.

Clark led Albany (2-4) with 23 points, Cameron Healy scored 15 and Adam Lulka scored 11 with five rebounds. The Great Danes finished shooting 23 of 59 (39 percent).