Originally written January 22, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
MILWAUKEE -- His team playing well, but not great, and knowing the Philadelphia 76ers' penchant for late-game rallies, Milwaukee Bucks coach Jim Boylan was faced with a choice: go small, and try to keep up with the Sixers' in a speed contest, or stick with what got the Bucks this far. He went with the latter, choosing to keep the ball in the hands of red-hot Ersan Ilysaova. The decision paid off as the Bucks' staved off a Philadelphia comeback for a 110-102 victory Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. "That's kind of the way they have been playing," Boylan said. "You watch their games and at some point, usually in the second half, they make a significant run, so I expected them to do something. (Philadelphia coach) Doug (Collins) went really small and I didn't want to match up with them -- I wanted to stay with Ersan and another big out there -- and see if we could work the glass a little bit and just use our size." Ilyasova a...
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