MILWAUKEE Jim Boylan certainly didn't sugarcoat anything about the way the Milwaukee Bucks played Sunday afternoon, though he couldn't help but smile after watching the show Monta Ellis put on to will the Bucks to victory.
Ellis scored 25 points in the fourth quarter and 33 points in the second half to finish with a season-high 39 points in Milwaukee's 115-109 comeback win over Orlando.
Down 97-85 with 6:32 to play, Ellis scored 19 and hit five-three pointers in Milwaukee's 30-12 run to close the game. His 25 points in the fourth quarter were the most by any NBA player this season, passing Deron Williams, Stephen Curry, Ty Lawson and Isaiah Thomas' 23-point quarters.
"It was just one of those days where you feel it," Ellis said. "The crowd got into it. My teammates had faith in me to give me the ball at the time, and I was able to knock the shots down. I didn't think about it, I just shot the ball."
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