BUCKS 92, NETS 85: Ersan Ilyasova had career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds to help Milwaukee snap a four-game losing streak while spoiling Brook Lopez's season debut.
Brandon Jennings had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks, who have won nine in a row over the Nets. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Deron Williams had 26 points, six assists and four steals for the Nets, who have lost six in a row at home. Anthony Morrow scored 17 and Kris Humphries had 13 points and eight rebounds.
Lopez, playing his first game of the season after missing 32 games with a fractured right foot, had nine points on 2-of-7 shooting and two rebounds in 21 minutes.
Ilyasova had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 43-36 halftime lead. The Nets were just 10 of 43 from the field (23 percent) in the first half.
Milwaukee pushed the lead to 18 in the third quarter. The Nets whittled it down to 85-80 with 1:07 remaining on two free throws by Shelden Williams, but Carlos Delfino nailed a 3-pointer with 50.2 left for an 88-80 lead and the Nets did not get closer than five.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Bucks rookie forward Tobias Harris (right shoulder) sat out after being injured in the fourth quarter against Orlando on Friday. Drew Gooden also is not with the Bucks as he recovers from a sprained right wrist. Both players are listed as day-to-day. ... New Jersey was just 5 of 23 on 3-pointers. ... The Nets opened the game by missing 14 of their first 17 field goals.