The Jim Boylan era is starting well for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Brandon Jennings had 30 points and eight assists, Ersan Ilyasova added a season-high 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the Bucks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-104 Saturday night to win for the fifth time in seven games since Boylan was promoted to replace Scott Skiles as coach.
''I'm really proud of the guys,'' Boylan said. ''They've really responded well to the coaching change. We've got our eyes on the future and that's where we are going.''
Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists for Portland, which has lost a season-high five straight games. LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Wesley Matthews added 21 points.
Mike Dunleavy had 14 points and Monta Ellis added 13 for Milwaukee. Ilyasova was 10 of 14 from the field, making all three of his 3-point attempts and all four of his free throws.
Jennings, Ilyasova help Bucks win in Portland
Yahoo! Sports | Jan 20