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Los Angeles Clippers
Bucks 109 Jazz 108
Monta Ellis scored a game-high 34 points on Monday night, as the Milwaukee Bucks crept past the Utah Jazz in their second overtime game in as many nights to win their fourth straight. The Bucks were outscored by ten in the fourth quarter mainly because of early foul trouble. Consequently, every foul on the Bucks put the Jazz at the stripe for easy points without the clock running, trimming the lead with each made throw. This inevitably led to the overtime period, as the Bucks could not withstand a Utah comeback.
But JJ Redick took over in the extra period for the Bucks, as he scored eight of the teams ten total points in the frame. He continues to be a consistent shooter coming off of the bench-as the coaching staff has, at times, run a three-guard lineup-since obtaining his services at the trade deadline for Tobias Harris, Doron Lamb and apparently disgruntled backup point guard, Beno Udrih.
At the start of the overtime-shortened-quarter, Paul Millsap made a ru...
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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...
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.
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.
Utah Jazz starting center Al Jefferson will miss his third straight game because of a sprained left ankle.
Jefferson, averaging 17.7 points and 9.4 rebounds, was hurt last week in a loss to Atlanta. Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said there is no timetable on Jefferson's return. Derrick Favors will start in his place Wednesday night against Cleveland.
Corbin also said he will start...
The Los Angeles Clippers had been rolling along before coming up short against one of the NBA's best teams over the weekend.
While they might normally like their chances of getting back on track with a visit from Milwaukee, the Bucks are starting to hit their stride.
The Clippers aim for a 12th home win in 13 matchups against the Bucks, who look to extend their winning streak...
CLEVELAND -- Byron Scott called it a gift, and the man has seen enough basketball to know.
But not even he could truly explain how the Cavs escaped with a 104-101 win over visiting Utah on Wednesday.
We got lucky, was the conclusion drawn by Scott.
If you saw the game, you too are probably still scratching your head and checking your pulse, trying to figure out how the Cavs pulled...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1969-75, leading the franchise to a championship in 1971.
Recent injuries to Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson have allowed Jazz fans the opportunity to see how this team may look next season without Millsap and Big Al. Against Atlanta, without Millsap, the Jazz played with little energy and lost at home 102-91. With neither big man in the line-up, Utah destroyed the Charlotte Bobcats 98-68 behind Enes Kanter’s 20-20 game. Of course, his...
Paul Millsap's return didn't hurt Derrick Favors or Enes Kanter, but the Jazz fell 109-108 to the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime.
With Al Jefferson (ankle) still out, Favors started and knocked down 11-of-20 shots for 23 points with 15 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block. Maybe the most impressive stat for Favors: He didn't foul -- at all.
Millsap played 44...
The Cavs have lost two straight after winning four of five immediately after the All-Star break. Read: They need a victory for the sake of team and fan spirit. Meanwhile, the Jazz have won just four of their previous 10 and are tied with Houston for the final playoff spot. The reasons they need a win are pretty obvious.
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.
While Al Jefferson doesn't appear quite ready to go, the slumping Utah Jazz could get a big boost from the possible return of Mo Williams as they go for a seventh consecutive victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Averaging 12.9 points and a team-leading 6.7 assists, Williams hasn't played since suffering a severely sprained right thumb against Miami on...
Kyrie Irving score 20 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Utah Jazz last night. Irving wasn’t the only Cavs player who had a good game. Tristan Thompson scored 16 points on the night to go along with his 12 rebounds and Wayne Ellington dumped in 16 points of his own. Alonzo Gee the man who always does what he can to help Cleveland Win, had 15 points on the night....