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                        === Bucks ease past Bobcats ===
 
 Milwaukee,  WI (Sports Network) - Ersan Ilyasova had 21 points and 12 rebounds
 to  lead  the Milwaukee  Bucks to a  108-93 win over  the Charlotte Bobcats on
 Friday.
 
 Marquis  Daniels added  18  points,  while Brandon  Jennings  and Monta  Ellis
 dropped  in 15 and  13 points, respectively, for the Bucks, who snapped a two-
 game skid.
 
 Gerald  Henderson had  19 points  and  Kemba Walker  added 16  points and  six
 assists for the Bobcats, losers of six straight. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11
 points and 11 rebounds in the setback.
 
 Charlotte  kept  Milwaukee within arm's reach  early in the first quarter, but
 the  Bucks closed  the period on a 23-12  spurt to take a 33-20 lead after the
 first 12 minutes.
 
 "If  you don't come  out with a lot of energy to start the game and get behind
 like that it's tough, especially on the road," Henderson said.
 
 Milwaukee  kept  its foot on  the gas  in the second  quarter and took a 58-40
 advantage  into the  break. Jennings dropped in 11 points in the period, while
 Ilyasova  and  Luc Mbah a Moute  added six points  apiece for the Bucks in the
 frame.
 
 Milwaukee  led  86-61 after the third  period, with Daniels leading a balanced
 scoring attack with eight points in the quarter and Ellis chipping in six. The
 Bucks  shot  just 42.9 percent  from the floor in  the frame, but went 3-for-5
 from 3-point range.
 
 Jeff  Taylor's dunk capped an 18-4 burst from the Bobcats that cut the deficit
 to  102-93 with 1:24  to play, but it would as close as Charlotte would get as
 the  Bucks  scored the final six  points of the  game to account for the final
 margin.
 
 "We  had a little  letdown, but we picked it back up and got it back rolling,"
 Daniels said.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bucks are  21-9 all-time against the Bobcats ... Milwaukee shot just 40.4
 percent from the floor, but held Charlotte to just 3-of-13 from behind the arc
 ...  The Bobcats have  dropped nine straight at the Bradley Center and fell to
 1-14 all-time at the arena.
 
 
 12/08 01:06:15 ET