It took all the effort the Milwaukee Bucks could muster to knock out the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
And it took some serious sharing of the basketball as the Bucks survived in overtime, turning back the Raptors, 122-114, before a charged-up crowd of 16,165 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Brandon Jennings finished with a career-high 19 assists and Ersan Ilyasova came up with clutch baskets as the Bucks (29-28) won their third straight game.
And they continued their trend of playing close ones as they went to overtime for the second time in six games since the all-star break. The Bucks failed to win on their final possession in regulation as they did in Houston on Wednesday.
But they stormed out in the overtime period, scoring the first seven points to take control.
"We had some good ball movement," coach Jim Boylan said. "The team is playing well together right now. The team is sharing the ball with each other and staying active.
"The bigs are finding openings. Our guys were delivering the ball to them tonight. It's a good thing to see. It's another stage in our development as a team."
Bucks share their way to victory
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Mar 3