MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks won ugly' in a matchup of short-handed teams -- and that's just fine with Brandon Jennings.
Jennings scored 19 points, Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists and the Bucks beat the Sacramento Kings 98-85 on Wednesday night for their third straight win.
"It was an ugly game," Jennings said. "It seemed like the Sacramento Kings were going to turn it up at one point, but they never did."
Missing their best player probably had something to do with that. The Kings were without center DeMarcus Cousins, suspended one game by the NBA earlier in the day after striking Dallas' O.J. Mayo in the groin area in their road loss Monday night.
Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for the Bucks, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 17 points in his first start of the season for Milwaukee (11-9), which has its best 20-game start since 2005-06.
Tyreke Evans had 17 points in his return to Sacramento's lineup after missing ...