MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks have made it a goal to try and force their opponent take the first timeout of the third quarter.
But more often than not, coach Larry Drew and the Bucks have been the ones needing to burn an early one right out of halftime. On Monday, Milwaukee came out of break as the aggressors, opening the third quarter on a 22-6 run to blow the game open.
Led by Ersan Ilyasova's 31 points, the Bucks led by as many as 33 points in a convincing 114-88 victory over the Utah Jazz in front of a season-low 10,022 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
"It was really refreshing that our guys came out to start the third quarter with some energy and juice and made some plays at the start of that third quarter," Drew said. "It all started with the first four minutes of that third quarter. We were able to execute offensively and just made some plays."
Milwaukee scored the final six points of the second quarter to lead 55-48 at the half and carried the momentum over into the fina...