NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Milwaukee
(Saturday, March 2nd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 122, Toronto 114 (OT)
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Ersan Ilyasova, Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined to score 16 points in overtime, as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors, 122-114, on Saturday.
Ilyasova scored 29 points on 12-of-21 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. Monta Ellis added 23 points and Brandon Jennings had 11 points and 19 assists for the Bucks. who have won three straight games and are now one game above .500. Larry Sanders had 13 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
"It just shows our character and how we continue to play hard and come up with wins," Ellis said.
Alan Anderson scored 21 points off the bench, Amir Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan registered 18 points and nine assists for the Raptors, who have dropped four straight.
"I loved our fight," Toronto head coach Dwane Casey said. "Our guys are pulling together, pulling for each other."
Tied at 102-102 with six seconds to play, Ilyasova makes a tip shot to give the Bucks the lead.
It appeared to be over, but Anderson slam dunked the ball before the buzzer to tie at 104-104 and sent the game into overtime.
Milwaukee opened up overtime with a 7-0 run, capped with a three-point play by Ilyasova, and Toronto was unable to mount another comeback.
Entering the second half, Toronto had a 55-54 edge.
Milwaukee would take the lead, 58-56, off a 16-footer by Sanders with 10:10 left in the third.
Ilyasova scored nine of his 12 points in the final 10 minutes of the frame, and the Bucks extended their lead to 82-74 entering the fourth.
All five of Milwaukee's starters scored double-digits ... J.J. Redick scored 16 points off the bench ... Kyle Lowry recorded 10 rebounds and 10 assists ... Toronto's Rudy Gay did not play due to back spasms ... The Raptors have not won in Milwaukee since Nov. 1, 2008.
03/03 02:04:49 ET