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With another strong offensive performance from Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, the Milwaukee Bucks should have a good chance to match their longest winning streak of the season Wednesday night.
The backcourt duo can help the Bucks to a third consecutive victory as they try to avoid a third straight loss to the visiting Sacramento Kings.
Jennings scored 26 points and Ellis added 24 as the pair went 16 of 32 from the field Sunday to help Milwaukee (10-9) to a 97-88 win at Brooklyn. The guards outscored the Nets' star backcourt of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson by 26 points and combined to record eight steals.
"It was just another game," said Ellis, who shot a season-high 61.5 percent (8 of 13). "It just happened me (and Jennings) came out wanting to play hard."
While Ellis (18.7 points per game) and Jennings (17.2) are shooting a combined 40.2 percent, they remain the two most explosive offensive options for a Bucks team that has only one other player ave...
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Monta Ellis is shooting just 38.9 percent this season.
Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Sacramento Kings 98-85 on Wednesday night.
Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, 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.
MILWAUKEE -- The depth of the Milwaukee Bucks will be tested Wednesday night as they will be without four players against the Sacramento Kings.
Forwardcenter Ekpe Udoh (sprained left wrist), point guard Beno Udrih (sprained right ankle) and small forward Mike Dunleavy (bruised left knee) all missed practice Tuesday and won't play against the Kings.
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MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't pretty, but considering the circumstances, the Milwaukee Bucks aren't complaining about their 98-85 victory over Sacramento Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Already playing without key reserves Mike Dunleavy Jr. (bruised knee) and Beno Udrih (sprained ankle), a sprained ankle kept starting center Joel Pryzbilla off the court and Larry...
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Milwaukee Bucks (9-9) vs. Brooklyn Nets (11-7)
Brandon Jennings has not always been quiet in his career. His career started a year early as he and Sonny Vaccaro launched an aggressive and surprising move to go to Italy instead of play the obligatory year in college. Jennings' gunner style did not quite fit Euroleague and it caused him to slip in the Draft some.