Milwaukee 98, Sacramento 85

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials - #41 Ken Mauer, #12 Violet Palmer, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 11491

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 19 20 23 23 85
Milwaukee 29 20 19 30 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 7-14 6-6 1-8 L2
Milwaukee 11-9 6-4 5-5 W3

Recap


Bucks 98, Kings 85: Brandon Jennings led five players in double figures with 19 points as host Milwaukee never trailed and posted its third straight victory.

Monta Ellis nearly had a triple-double with 17 points, a season-high 11 assists and eight rebounds. Ellis and Jennings were a combined 15-of-38 from the field.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute chipped in a season-high 17 points in his first start of the season for Milwaukee, and Ersan Ilyasova shot 7-for-11 and contributed 16 points and a season-best 14 rebounds.

Tyreke Evans returned after sitting out the previous three games with a right knee injury and scored 17 points to lead Sacramento. John Salmons added 16 for the Kings, who were without DeMarcus Cousins after the center was handed a one-game suspension for a low blow on Mavericks' forward O.J. Mayo on Monday.

Milwaukee sprinted to its first double-digit lead midway through the first quarter and took a 10-point lead at halftime. The Bucks had the lead sliced to six points going into the fourth quarter but opened with a 13-4 run and sealed the win on Jennings' jumper with 6:50 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cousins was suspended for the second time this season. Last month he was given a two-game ban for a verbal confrontation with Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliott. ... Ellis posted his first double-double since March 11 against the Clippers in his final game for Golden State. ... Milwaukee F Mike Dunleavy missed his fourth straight game with a sore knee and was joined on the sidelines by F Larry Sanders (illness). 

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Milwaukee
Tyreke Evans 17 Scoring Brandon Jennings 19
Aaron Brooks 6 Assists Monta Ellis 11
Jason Thompson 15 Rebounds Ersan Ilyasova 14
Tyreke Evans 4 Free Throws Made Luc Mbah a Moute 5
Jason Thompson 2 Steals Ersan Ilyasova 2
Francisco Garcia 2 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 85 37.2 3-19 18-21 14 50 6 3 17
Milwaukee 98 40.6 6-17 14-24 22 60 6 8 10

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Bucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Kings have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .308 after a loss.