National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 108, Brooklyn 93
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Bucks 108, Nets 93
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#16 David Guthrie, #77 Karl Lane, #14 Ed Malloy
: Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and Monta Ellis added 20 as host Milwaukee posted its 13th straight victory over Brooklyn.
Reserves Mike Dunleavy and Ersan Ilyasova added 17 apiece for Milwaukee, which went 10-for-17 from 3-point range. Larry Sanders collected 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Bucks topped 100 points for the first time in nine games.
Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who played without point guard Deron Williams (bruised right wrist) and power forward Kris Humphries (abdominal). Andray Blatche contributed 14 points but Joe Johnson was held to 13 as Brooklyn lost for the 10th time in 13 games.
Milwaukee started slowly but scored 33 points in the second quarter, leading to a 55-42 halftime advantage. The Nets held a 35-31 lead with 7:11 remaining but the Bucks closed the half with a 24-7 run and took their first double-digit lead on Sanders' short jumper with 1:56 remaining.
Consecutive 3-pointers by Keith Bogans and rookie Tyshawn Taylor cut Brooklyn's deficit to 84-80 with 8:51 to play. The Bucks responded by hitting three 3-pointers during a 13-6 spurt over the next 4:35 and were never threatened again.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Williams' wrist will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. C.J. Watson started in his place but scored just eight points on 2-of-12 shooting. ...Milwaukee reserve G Beno Udrih returned after missing 12 games with a sprained ankle. ... The Nets missed 13 of their first 14 3-pointers and were 4-of-21 overall.
Top Game Performances
Brook Lopez 21
Brandon Jennings 25
Gerald Wallace 8
Monta Ellis 7
Gerald Wallace 12
Larry Sanders 12
Andray Blatche 4
||Free Throws Made
Ersan Ilyasova 8
Andray Blatche 3
Monta Ellis 6
Andray Blatche 3
Ekpe Udoh 3
Team Stats Summary
Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Miami. The Bucks have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .692 after a loss.
Brooklyn will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Nets have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .357 after a loss.