Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings are carrying the Milwaukee Bucks toward a rare playoff appearance. Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart knows it's going to be a challenge to slow the Bucks' talented backcourt on Sunday night in the California capital. Since the Bucks (31-29) dropped nine of 11, Ellis is averaging 25.7 points during a 5-1 run. He had 26 points, five rebounds and five assists in Saturday's 103-93 win over Golden State. "Monta has been playing at this level for quite a while now,'' said coach Jim Boylan, whose team is 1-1 on a trip that ends Sunday. "He's really taken off." The same could be said of Jennings, who hit a season-best six 3-pointers and finished with 31 points and 10 assists on Saturday, and now has a career-best four consecutive double-doubles. The point guard is averaging 20.0 points and 14.5 assists during that run and has helped Milwaukee build an 8 1/2-game lead over Toronto for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks, who have been t...
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