Game Recap

98
94

Bucks at Suns

Lead Changes: 4 | Times Tied: 2
Attendance: 15,963 | Duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes | Game Book: (PDF)
TV COMPANION RECAP, BOX SCORE & STATS

GAME LEADERS

  • 24

    Monta Ellis

    Points
  • 15

    Larry Sanders

    rebounds
  • 6

    Beno Udrih / Monta Ellis

    assists

GAME LEADERS

  • 20

    Shannon Brown

    Points
  • 8

    Luis Scola

    rebounds
  • 4

    Goran Dragic / Jared Dudley

    assists

Video Highlights and Recap

  • Bucks vs. Suns
    Monta Ellis scores 24 points and Larry Sanders records 19 points and 15 rebounds as the Bucks win in Phoenix for the first time since 1987.
  • Bucks on the Run
    Larry Sanders throws down a two-handed dunk off great ball movement from the Bucks in transition.
  • Jennings' Tough Bucket
    Brandon Jennings drives the lane for the tough bucket and the foul.
  • Henson Throws Down
    John Henson takes the feed in the lane and throws down an easy two-handed flush.
  • Paschketball: Bucks at Suns Shoot Around
    Jim Boylan talks about tonight's game against the Suns
  • Go Inside Marquis' Ride
    Marquis Daniels probably has the most unique vehicle out in the players' parking lot. You might be surprised at what Quis drives to practices and home games.
  • BMO Harris Plays of the Week - Week 11
    Check out the top five plays from this week's action where Larry Blocks everything and Brandon goes off in Chicago

STORY

Bucks win 98-94 to snap 26-year drought in Phoenix


By JONATHAN DALTON
Posted Jan 17 2013 11:50PM

PHOENIX (AP) Mike Dunleavy hit a 3-pointer with 57.4 seconds left to cap a 10-0 run and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away to beat the Suns 98-94 on Thursday night, snapping a 24-game losing streak in Phoenix.

Monta Ellis scored 24 points and Larry Sanders added 19, while Dunleavy and Brandon Jennings had 16 apiece for the Bucks, who had not won in the Valley since Feb. 21, 1987, at the old Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Milwaukee has won four of six since interim coach Jim Boylan replaced Scott Skiles on Jan. 8.

Shannon Brown scored 20 points off the bench and Luis Scola added 16 for the Suns, who have lost four straight at home for the first time since 2004 and have dropped 13 of 15 overall.

Markieff Morris' driving layup with 3:41 remaining gave the Suns an 86-84 lead.

Ellis tied the game on a 20-foot jumper and, after Morris bounced a dunk attempt off the rim, Sanders scored on a pick-and-roll to give the Bucks the lead for good, 88-86, with 2:35 left.

Jennings added a free throw, then stopped on a fast break 10 feet from the basket and scooped the ball in with a finger roll ahead of Dunleavy's 3-pointer for a 94-86 lead.

Milwaukee took a 12-point lead on a 3 by Dunleavy with 6:44 left in the first half. But Brown scored nine points to spark a 15-5 run as the Suns tied the game 48-all on their way to a 56-53 lead.

Phoenix continued to roll at the start of the second half, scoring the first seven points to extend their scoring run to 13-0 over a span of 4 minutes across the second and third periods, and led 63-53 on P.J. Tucker's 3-pointer with 8:27 left in the third.

Another 3 by Dunleavy tied it at 80 with 8:25 to play.

NOTES: One game after logging more than 40 minutes, Suns big man Marcin Gortat was limited by early foul trouble to seven points and five rebounds over 29 minutes. . Dunleavy added three of the Bucks' 11 blocked shots. . Jennings has scored 53 points in his past two games against Phoenix after scoring 30 points in his first four appearances against the Suns. . Thirteen of the 30 players on the two rosters had not yet been born when the Bucks won 115-107 in Phoenix 26 years ago. The longest current such streak is San Antonio's 27-game winning streak against Golden State.


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