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Mike Dunleavy Jr.
Golden State Warriors
MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't pretty, but considering the circumstances, the Milwaukee Bucks aren't complaining about their 98-85 victory over Sacramento Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Already playing without key reserves Mike Dunleavy Jr. (bruised knee) and Beno Udrih (sprained ankle), a sprained ankle kept starting center Joel Pryzbilla off the court and Larry Sanders was held out with an illness. It could have been a recipe for disaster, but despite shooting just 40 percent from the field, the Bucks were able to muster up enough offense for a wire-to-wire victory and their season-high third consecutive win. "It wasn't a well-played game for either team," Skiles said. "Nobody's going to send this one to the Hall of Fame. But at some point, you have to make enough plays to win the game and tonight we did." Monta Ellis was a pivotal factor in the Bucks' success Wednesday, scoring 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds. He sh...
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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 -- Drew Gooden has stayed ready for his number to be called.
To his credit, many in his situation wouldn't have been. Lost in the shuffle with an abundance of big men, his first minutes of the season came in Milwaukee's 18th game and that eight-minute stretch occurred when the Bucks had victory well in hand.
Gooden has admitted it hasn't been easy, but he...
MILWAUKEE Tobias Harris couldn't remember if he had ever gotten a technical foul before in his basketball career.
The mild-mannered, soft-spoken Bucks small forward had to have been awfully mad to get one Wednesday night.
Harris drove to the hoop late in the second quarter of Wednesday's victory against Sacramento and appeared to have been hit by Kings guard Francisco...
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The Milwaukee Bucks are banged up, as four players missed practice Tuesday with injuries.
The latest addition to the injury list is power forward Ersan Ilyasova, who suffered a right lower leg contusion in Sunday's victory against Brooklyn. Also injured Sunday, forward-center Ekpe Udoh was held out as well with a left wrist sprain.
Small forward Mike Dunleavy...
MILWAUKEE -- The depth of the Milwaukee Bucks will be tested Wednesday night as they will be without four players against the Sacramento Kings.
Forwardcenter Ekpe Udoh (sprained left wrist), point guard Beno Udrih (sprained right ankle) and small forward Mike Dunleavy (bruised left knee) all missed practice Tuesday and won't play against the Kings.
Just an hour before tip,...
Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Sacramento Kings 98-85 on Wednesday night.
Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 17 points in his first start of the season for Milwaukee (11-9), which has its best 20-game start since 2005-06.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The short-handed Milwaukee Bucks needed someone to step up Friday night.
Monta Ellis gave them his best game of the season.
Ellis scored a season-high 33 points and the Bucks recorded their season-high fourth straight win with a 90-86 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"Monta obviously had a hot hand and kept us in it offensively," Milwaukee coach...
With another strong offensive performance from Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, the Milwaukee Bucks should have a good chance to match their longest winning streak of the season Wednesday night.
The backcourt duo can help the Bucks to a third consecutive victory as they try to avoid a third straight loss to the visiting Sacramento Kings.
Jennings scored 26 points and Ellis added...
A visit to Cleveland should provide the Milwaukee Bucks with a good opportunity to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games.
The Bucks can accomplish that feat with a ninth consecutive victory over the Cavaliers on Friday night.
Milwaukee (11-9) has not trailed over the final three quarters in any of its last three games, holding opponents to averages of 88.7 points...