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 acquired Redick from Orlando in a s...