MILWAUKEE -- The West Coast didn't change the Milwaukee Bucks.
Still feeling good about themselves after their best road trip since 2001, the Bucks continued their recent uptick with a 110-102 victory over Philadelphia at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday night.
With a win over a team chasing them in the standings, the Bucks moved a full six games ahead of the ninth-seeded and slumping 76ers and just a half-game behind Atlanta for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference. More important, Milwaukee continued to display the positive demeanor it has shown since Jim Boylan took over as head coach on Dec. 8.
"Right now, we are winning and we are in a good situation," Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings said. "We are 6-2 under Jim, and things couldn't get any better."
So what's changed?
"Guys are playing with a lot of confidence," Jennings said. "The energy in here is really up. Jim just lets us play, including myself. I'm just...