COACHING CHANGES EXPANDED MATCHUPS DEPTH CHARTS CURRENT ODDS
(Monday, March 3rd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 114, Utah 88
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Ersan Ilyasova scored a game-high 31 points on 13-of-14 shooting to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 114-88 rout of the Utah Jazz.
Ramon Sessions and Zaza Pachulia added 14 points apiece and Brandon Knight scored 11 points and handed out five assists for the Bucks, who had dropped four of five entering the contest.
"It's so much fun to be out there when you share the ball," Pachulia said.
Enes Kanter scored a career-high 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, Gordon Hayward scored 20 and Alec Burks netted 12 for the Jazz, losers in three straight.
Milwaukee used an 18-6 run in the first quarter to open a 24-12 lead and took a 30-21 advantage into the second.
The Jazz rallied to tie the game at 46-46 after Hayward knocked down a 3- pointer with 3:12 remaining in the half, but the Bucks closed the frame on a 9-2 run to take a 55-48 lead into the break.
Milwaukee used a 22-6 run to open the third, and its lead swelled to 29 before taking a 95-67 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Jazz never got closer than 26 the rest of the way.
"They put us in a hole and we couldn't get out," Jazz guard Diante Garrett said.
Milwaukee outscored Utah 46-36 in the paint ... The Bucks scored 19 points off 14 Utah turnovers ... Nate Wolters had 10 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Bucks ... The Jazz shot just 39.2 percent from the floor.
03/04 01:15:34 ET