The Milwaukee Bucks fell hard to the New Orleans Hornets on the road Monday night 102-81. Trailing by just three at intermission, the Bucks managed only 31 points in the second half, shooting 38 percent from the floor. Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee (8-8) with 25 points, Monta Ellis added 17. The Hornets won for only the second time in their last 11 games and were led by Ryan Anderson with 22 while Robin Lopez chipped in with 21 points. The Bucks fell a half game behind the idle Chicago Bulls in the Central Division race and will stay on the road for a date with the Spurs in San Antonio on Wednesday night.