National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 108, Phoenix 99
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Bucks 108, Suns 99:
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#43 Dan Crawford, #75 Eric Dalen, #42 Eric Lewis
Brandon Jennings scored 29 points and tied a season high with five 3-pointers to help give Jim Boylan the victory in his head coaching debut with host Milwaukee.
Rookie John Henson had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Monta Ellis scored 13 as the Bucks put seven players in doubles figures to snap a four-game losing streak, just hours after Boylan was promoted to replace Scott Skiles.
Goran Dragic scored 21 points, Jared Dudley added 18 and Marcin Gortat had 16 points and 14 rebounds for Phoenix, which absorbed its 10th consecutive road loss and ninth defeat in 10 games overall.
Phoenix led by eight points with 7 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter but Luc Richard Mbah a Moute hit a 3-pointer and Jennings buried two in a 48-second span to ignite a 13-0 spurt as the Bucks took an 80-76 lead into the final 12 minutes.
Milwaukee held the Suns without a field goal for the first 4 1/2 minutes of the fourth to stretch the lead to 90-79. Phoenix got as close as five points before Jennings answered by nailing his fifth 3-pointerGAME NOTEBOOK:
It marks the second time Boylan has been named to replaced Skiles during the season. He was named interim coach of the Chicago Bulls when Skiles was fired in December 2007. ... Phoenix shot a scorching 63.6 percent (14 of 22) in the first quarter but went just 33.8 percent the rest of the way in losing to Milwaukee for only the second time in 13 meetings. ... Bucks C Larry Sanders, who leads the league the blocked shots, swatted away six to extend his streak to 20 games with at least one rejection.
Top Game Performances
Goran Dragic 21
Brandon Jennings 29
Jared Dudley 8
Brandon Jennings 9
Marcin Gortat 14
John Henson 11
Shannon Brown 4
||Free Throws Made
Brandon Jennings 6
Goran Dragic 2
Larry Sanders 3
Markieff Morris 2
Larry Sanders 6
Team Stats Summary
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Bucks have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .588 after a loss.
Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Suns have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .304 after a loss.