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Monta Ellis just ran.
He didn't even see the fortuitous bounce that sunk his buzzer beating 3-pointer to give the Bucks a 110-107 victory in Houston on Wednesday night.
With Brandon Jennings stuck near the sideline and cut off by Jeremy Lin, Ellis popped up to bail him out. Catching the ball while twisting around and elevating over the 6-foot-9 Chandler Parsons, Ellis sunk the 27-footer to give the Bucks a 2-0 trip to Texas.
The play was reviewed, but Ellis was already off to celebrate the improbable shot in the locker room.
"I was ready for it the whole time," Ellis said. "Even if we didn't get a shot off, we were going to go into overtime. I didn't want to go into overtime, I was winded. We fought hard and came out with the win. The buzzer went off when it was rolling around the rim. There was no need for me to come back out."
After Rockets guard James Harden tied the game with a layup in traffic with 34 seconds left, Milwaukee missed two shots but got offensive rebounds from Ersan Ilyasova and Ellis to be able to hold for the final shot.
Bucks coach Jim Boylan sarcastically said it was exactly the way he drew it up, but the Bucks winning was ultimately what mattered, no matter how improvisational it was.
"I could have used a timeout, but I didn't want to let their defense get set," Boylan said. "We had it, were in position and went flat right there to get the last shot. Brandon kind of stumbled and Monta came and bailed him out right there and let it go."
The game winner was the ending of another fine game for Ellis, his second in as many nights. Ellis finished with 27 points, 13 assists and six steals, the first Bucks player with that stat line since 1985-86.
In the two games in Texas, Ellis scored 49 points, dished out 22 assists and had 12 steals.
"He's all over the floor," Boylan said. "He's playing defense. Offensively he's getting after it. He's doing everything for us right now. I don't know if anybody in the league is playing as hard as he is right now. As a coach, you look at him out there playing like that (and) he's an inspiration to his teammates.
"I'm happy he's on our team."
Milwaukee was able to overcome allowing 70 points in the paint and a 17-point first-quarter deficit to pick up another big road win. With two home games looming before the second west coast trip of the season, the Bucks are back at .500 and 5 games ahead of Philadelphia for the East's final playoff spot.
"When you look at the schedule and look at those two games, you'd be happy with a split," Boylan said of the Texas back-to-back. "To be able to go 2-0 after having a tough time at home, it's really big for us, really big."
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Monta Ellis had a night for the ages by going for 27 points, 13 assists, and a nifty game-winner. Check out how Monta threw up a prayer and somehow it was answered to lead the Bucks to a 110-107 win over the Houston Rockets. Ellis received the ball with only a couple seconds left on the clock with his back to the rim and he somehow did a 180 degree spin and made the long three...
We've posted some pretty incredible buzzer beaters here at Outside the Boxscore but this one by Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis is among the best.
The Bucks and the Rockets were tied at 107 with less than five seconds left, it appeared that the Bucks weren't going to get off a final shot attempt.
However, Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis threw up a prayer three pointer...
Alrighty then. Nothing like winning a game with the crazy, off balance prayer of a 3-pointer and immediately sprinting off the court rather than celebrating.
That's exactly what happened last night in Houston when Monta Ellis of the Milwaukee Bucks let his team head out of town victorious with a 110-107 win over the Houston Rockets.
There's not much more narrative we...
Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis nailed a game winning three pointer at the buzzer Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets. Reminded me of pretty much every three pointer Reggie Miller took with his fade away style.
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As a Houston Rockets fan this one kind of sucks, but as a fan of the game I have to appreciate the fact that this shot actually went in giving the Bucks the win over Houston Wednesday night, 110-107.
Good job Monta Ellis. Good job.
The Milwaukee Bucks were tired of losing close games. They just needed somebody to step up and slam the door.
Tuesday night in Dallas, Monta Ellis did just that. Playing point guard down the stretch, Ellis put together one of his best performances of the season on both ends of the court.
Scoring 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, Ellis added nine assists and six steals...
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Houston Rockets squared off in a tied game with just seconds remaining on Wednesday night, and of course, it would be Monta Ellis who gets off a shot on one foot as time expired to seal the game for the Bucks. Watch as the ball rattles around the rim before it goes [...]The post Monta Ellis’ Incredible Game-Winner (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Tweet In a battle of teams who currently hold the eighth spot in their respective conferences, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Houston Rockets 110-107 Wednesday thanks to one of the craziest game-winning shots you’ll see this season. It wasn’t the best looking end-of-game possession you’re going to see, but the two guys you figured [...]
Monta Ellis throws up a three-point prayer at the buzzer to give the Bucks a 110-107 win over the Rockets Tuesday night:
Monta Ellis sank an off-balance 3-pointer just before the final buzzer to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 110-107 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
Ellis scored 27 points and handed out 13 assists, Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points and the Bucks won in Houston for the second straight season.
The Bucks went down to the wire again after beating Dallas 95-90 on Tuesday...
As stated earlier tonight, buzzer beaters are the pinnacle of moments for a basketball game and for broadcasters. This impressive and awkward turn around game winning 3-pointer by Monta Ellis to put the Milwaukee Bucks over the Houston Rockets was excellent. Not so excellent, the possibly confused and uninterested call from the booth. Like I said, take a lesson from the call guys...
Bucks 110 Rockets 107 Wow. Since the All Star break, practically every contest has come down to the wire; the Bucks have been on the wrong side of the final tally. The last three have been decided by less than three points. Against Houston, the Bucks finally came out on top with a [...]