He's a new man.
Ersan Ilyasova, suddenly brimming with confidence, is sinking shots, tipping balls and grabbing rebounds again.
And it's hardly a coincidence the Milwaukee Bucks also are singing a new tune.
The Bucks won their third straight game Tuesday night as they held off the Philadelphia 76ers, 110-102, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Ilyasova finished with 27 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, following up his 27-point, 14-rebound performance in a Bucks victory at Portland on Saturday.
Even when 76ers coach Doug Collins went to a smaller lineup, Bucks coach Jim Boylan stuck with Ilyasova, and the decision paid off.
"In the last game in Portland I probably should have got him back in," Boylan said. "I wasn't going to let that happen again. Lesson learned for me.
"I just knew I needed his energy and his ability to make plays when there's nothing out there. He gets that tip-in on a free throw. He was on top of his game tonight and when a guy is playing like that I want to keep him out there."
Ilyasova made a crazy tip-in off his upper body after a missed free throw by Monta Ellis in the final minute, and it helped the Bucks (22-18) secure their victory.
There were other heroes for Milwaukee, including point guard Brandon Jennings, who won his all-star face-off with 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday.
Jennings had 25 points, seven assists and three steals and now must wait until Thursday to learn if he has broken through the barrier to be named an Eastern Conference all-star.
He's a new man.