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Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis lead Bucks over WarriorsSubmitted: 01/27/2013
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MILWAUKEE - After struggling in the first half, Brandon Jennings dominated the third quarter.

The guard scored 18 of his 20 points in the period, sparking the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-102 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.

"I just started being more aggressive," said Jennings, whose third-quarter run included making five 3-pointers in seven attempts. "I was just trying to figure out a way to pick us up."



Jennings hit three consecutive 3-pointers midway through the quarter that quickly turned a 55-51 Warriors' halftime lead into a 74-65 advantage for the Bucks. Milwaukee ended up scoring 35 points in the game-changing quarter.

"Once I get it going, I get it going. I think it fed off to my teammates," Jennings said. "They got it going. Larry (Sanders) started getting some blocks and Sam Dalembert even came in and gave us some good minutes."

Sanders had 16 points and 11 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Bucks. Monta Ellis scored 20 points against his former team, while Ersan Ilyasova added 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Milwaukee coach Jim Boylan said he was convinced that Jennings, who also was held scoreless in the first half before scoring 14 second-half points in a 113-108 loss at Cleveland on Friday night, eventually would provide some offensive spark for the Bucks.

"He's a competitor," Boylan said. "He was trying to move the ball a little bit in the first half, but we needed him to score. He came out in the second half and did what we needed him to do for our team, and that's what he's done for us all year. That's what we expect from him."

Jennings wasn't the only Bucks player to find success from 3-point range. Milwaukee finished 13 for 30 from beyond the arc, after hitting a season-high 14 3-pointers in a loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

Stephen Curry led Golden State with 26 points. Klay Thompson added 19. David Lee added 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

Golden State has lost four consecutive games in Milwaukee and hasn't won a game at the Bradley Center since 2008.

"Regardless of who you are playing, if you don't put forth that effort for 48 minutes, you aren't going to beat anybody," said Golden State guard Jarrett Jack, who had 13 points, including three 3-pointers in the third quarter.

"I just try to have concerted effort, try to come in and give my team energy. We had kind of a down period in the third quarter, coming out of halftime. They made tough shots to go along with it."

Golden State coach Mark Jackson wasn't pleased with his team's rebounding effort.

"We've got to get back to who we are," Jackson said. "We're not rebounding at the same level and it's hurting us. It's costing us ballgames. When you allow a team to dominate you on the boards and get second-chance points it sucks the life out of your defense."

The Bucks' game plan called for aggressive play, Sanders said.

"Second effort, third effort, that was the emphasis, staying around that basket and playing physical. It worked in our favor tonight," Sanders said.



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