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NEW YORK - The game was only four minutes old Sunday night, but it looked as if the Brooklyn Nets were going to run the Milwaukee Bucks right out of the Barclays Center. The Nets, who have been struggling of late, jumped out to an 11-2 lead, doing a little bit of everything to secure that lead. It caused Bucks head coach Scott Skiles to call a timeout and address his team. "I just felt that they were playing a lot harder than us and that we had to pick up our effort," Skiles said. "It wasn't time for panic. We just needed to get a lot more aggressive. We were a totally different team after the first few minutes." The Bucks heeded Skiles' advice, outscoring the Nets, 23-7, over the rest of the first quarter, then building a 29-point lead in the third quarter before holding on to a 97-88 victory. Brandon Jennings scored 18 of his game-high 26 points in the first half, and Monta Ellis finished with 24 points to lead the Bucks to their 12th straight...
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When Larry Sanders said he wanted to start a block party this season, he wasn't messing around.
After a four block performance Sunday in Brooklyn, Sanders is now the NBA's leader in blocked shots per game at 3.11, passing Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka.
In his last six games, Sanders has 32 blocked shots (5.3 per game), the same number Milwaukee's opponents have blocked...
Bucks forward Ekpe Udoh left Sunday's 97-88 victory in Brooklyn with left wrist pain and did not return.
Udoh came out after committing a shooting foul on Nets center Andray Blatche with 9:33 left in the second quarter, finishing with three points, two assists and two blocks in 12 minutes.
Inserted into the starting lineup last Saturday, Udoh entered Sunday's game averaging...
MILWAUKEE -- Coaches don't wear uniforms. So, Marquette coach Buzz Williams needed a way to pay homage to former MU coach Rick Majerus.
What he came up with was pretty meaningful. Tossing off his usual coat and tie, Williams wore Majerus' trademark black turtleneck.
"I wanted to be respectful," Williams said. "I just wanted to have it be as a tribute. Our...
Maybe a new home and look will get the Brooklyn Nets over the hump against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Nets go for their first win in this series in nearly four years as they host the Bucks on Sunday night.
Milwaukee has won the past 11 meetings, with its last loss coming March 3, 2009, but those all came when the Nets were based in New Jersey. Those games also were before Brooklyn...
Monta Ellis is shooting just 38.9 percent this season.
The Brooklyn Nets could be getting the help they need to break a four-game slide in time for another visit by the New York Knicks.
Brook Lopez turned in a big game the first time these Atlantic Division rivals met and could be back for Tuesday night's matchup.
Brooklyn (11-8) won 96-89 in overtime over New York (15-5) at home on Nov. 26. The game was originally scheduled as...
The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New Jersey Nets on Sunday. The Nets almost erased a 29 point deficit, but the Bucks hit some timely shots, and held on to win 97-88. The Bucks move to 10-9 on the year. Jennings finished with 26pts, 7assists, and 5 steals.
Positives: The Bucks ability to block shots resulted in the Nets never being able to find an offensive rhythm. The team had...
NEW YORK -- Brandon Jennings scored 18 of his game-high 26 points in the first half, and Monta Ellis finished with 24 points, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 97-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night at the Barclays Center. Milwaukee almost blew a 29-point, second-half lead. It was the 12th straight victory for the Bucks over the Nets, dating back to March 3, 2009...
The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night, 108-93. The Bucks controlled this one from the start. They took a 15 point lead in the first, and they never let the Bobcats make a serious run. The Bucks were without Udrih and Dunleavy again, but they got solid contributions from everyone, and actually looked like they found an identity with their lineup (despite...
Milwaukee Bucks (9-9) vs. Brooklyn Nets (11-7)
Brandon Jennings has not always been quiet in his career. His career started a year early as he and Sonny Vaccaro launched an aggressive and surprising move to go to Italy instead of play the obligatory year in college. Jennings' gunner style did not quite fit Euroleague and it caused him to slip in the Draft some.
MILWAUKEE -- Scott Skiles is not one to sit back and watch his team struggle, waiting for things to get better on their own.
In his fifth season in Milwaukee, the Bucks coach is going to make changes until he finds a winning solution. It's what he's done his entire coaching career, and that's certainly not going to change now.
Milwaukee has used five different starting...
MILWAUKEE -- Already letting one game against the Bobcats slip through their hands this season, the Milwaukee Bucks weren't going to let it happen again. In a battle of two teams that badly needed a victory, the Bucks dominated from start to finish, taking care of business against a Charlotte team that has come crashing down to Earth after a 7-5 start.
Milwaukee entered losers...