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Monta Ellis has shined in the clutch in each of the Milwaukee Bucks' three consecutive victories, but he's also crediting the recently acquired J.J. Redick for playing a part in the team's success.
Ellis and Redick will try to help the Bucks match their longest win streak of the season Monday night when they face the potentially short-handed Utah Jazz.
Ellis scored six of his 23 points in overtime in Saturday's 122-114 win over visiting Toronto. Ersan Ilyasova had a team-best 29 points and 11 rebounds as Milwaukee (29-28) maintained its sizable lead on eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
Ellis, averaging 24.0 points over the last three games, made a 3-pointer at the buzzer in a 110-107 victory over Houston on Wednesday and hit a tiebreaking jumper with 1:03 left in a 95-90 win at Dallas the night before.
"These last few games, I'm just taking what the defense is giving me," he said.
Ellis' recent heroics have come not long after the Bucks a...
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MILWAUKEE -- Bucks guard Monta Ellis has been named the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Leading the Bucks to three wins, Ellis averaged 24.0 points, 9.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game, including hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Houston on Wednesday.Against Dallas on Tuesday, Ellis scored 22 points, dished out nine assists and...
Monta Ellis was awarded NBA Player of the Week Monday after averaging 24 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals per game, and leading the Bucks to a 3-0 week, and it looks like the Milwaukee guard is already making a case for this week. Aside from posting 34 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists while leading his team to a 109-108 overtime win vs the Jazz, Ellis pulled...
Monta Ellis and Ty Lawson have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.
Video: Sweet play by the Monta.
MILWAUKEE The results-oriented nature of sports can lead fans and reporters even players and coaches -- to jump to conclusions, regardless of sample size.
Just five games after the trade deadline deal that brought Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick to Milwaukee, it's way too early to tell how successful it was, simply because there have been too few of those results.
The Nuggets have won 11 in a row
Monta Ellis scored six of his 23 points in overtime and Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings added five apiece in the extra period to spark the Milwaukee Bucks to a 122-114 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
Ilyasova finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Jennings had a career-high 19 assists, including one in overtime.
Kyle Lowry had a triple-double with...
Monta Ellis scored 34 points, Brandon Jennings added 20 points and 17 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Utah Jazz 109-108 in overtime Monday night.
J.J. Redick scored 17 for the Bucks, including their first eight in overtime. Milwaukee won its fourth consecutive game after dropping three in a row following the All-Star break.
Larry Sanders chipped in with eight points,...
MILWAUKEE It's not hard to find the strengths of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Utah Jazz.
Utah is a big, physical frontcourt-based team that's goal is to beat up opponents inside, while the Bucks are now built around a three-guard rotation.
Monday's game was going to be decided by the team that limited its opponent's strength just enough to win.
Only Important Injuries:
- Taj Gibson out (stock up for Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler)
- Nikola Pekovic rumored to be out (stock up for Derrick Williams)
- Past three games with JJ Redick: Monta Ellis- 21ppg/10.6apg/4rpg/~44mpg/14 total steals
- Past three games with JJ Redick: Brandon Jennings- 9ppg/4.5apg/3rpg/~30mpg/1 total steal