MILWAUKEE -- It had been 24 hours since Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova had a career night with 29 points and 25 rebounds in New Jersey, but coach Scott Skiles was still in awe of what the 24-year-old Turkish native had accomplished.
"That's an exceptional performance," Skiles said Monday. "I've seen a lot of good performances and that's right up there. There's absolutely no question about that. That was a phenomenal performance.
"He can probably never do it again, realistically."
Skiles has always preferred to bring Ilyasova in off the bench. This season, Ilyasova has only started in 12 of 31 games, but Skiles has recently put him in the starting lineup and it's paid off.
"The numbers and everything were pointing that out Ers, at the beginning of the games, it maybe caused a little anxiousness and he didn't play as well," Skiles said. "Whereas if he viewed the game a little bit and then checked in, he always played better. That doesn't mean that's not over now.
"Obviously he dese...