Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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MILWAUKEE - It's been an up-and-down season for Ersan Ilyasova, but his season-high 21-point, 12-rebound performance Friday in the Milwaukee Bucks' 108-93 victory over Charlotte may be the latest sign that a turnaround is underway. Ilyasova finished second in the Most Improved Player voting last season after averaging 13.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in 60 games, good enough to earn a five-year, $40 million contract from Milwaukee. But through the Bucks' first 11 games this season, Ilyasova had scored just 50 points and grabbed 53 rebounds, losing his starting job. In his last two games, though, Ilyasova has averaged 19 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 14-of-29 from the field. "He's looked comfortable out there," Milwaukee head coach Scott Skiles said. "He caught the ball and shot it when he was open, he was in the paint hustling for loose balls. He's a very effective player." A newcomer to the Bucks' starting lineup, Marquis Daniels, also put together a solid effort for t...
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