It's not hard to find the strengths of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Utah Jazz.
Utah is a big, physical frontcourt-based team that's goal is to beat up opponents inside, while the Bucks are now built around a three-guard rotation.
Monday's game was going to be decided by the team that limited its opponent's strength just enough to win.
Outscoring Utah's starting backcourt 54-0, Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis led Milwaukee to a 109-108 overtime victory in yet another wildly exciting game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Ellis -- named the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week earlier in the day -- finished with 34 points and four steals, while Jennings scored 20 points with 17 assists.
It's the first time the Bucks have played consecutive overtime games and won both since 1991.
"That was a helluva backcourt duo putting on quite a show," Bucks coach Jim Boylan said. "There was a point I was saying 'this must be a great game to watch if you are sitting in the stands.' They were making plays, we were making plays."
Utah's frontcourt -- minus its best player Al Jefferson -- didn't have a bad night, either. Derrick Favors jumped into the starting lineup for Jefferson and tied his career-high with 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Paul Millsap had 22 points and 14 rebounds, while Enes Kanter came off the bench for 18 points and 10 rebounds.
The Jazz outrebounded the Bucks 59-42 and had 23 offensive rebounds. On most nights those numbers result in a loss, but that's how good the guards were.
After racking up a career-high 19 assists on Saturday, Jennings was back in distributor mode against the Jazz. He became the first Bucks player since Sam Cassell in 1999 to have back-to-back games with 15 or more assists.
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