February 19, 2012
Ilyasova has 20-20 night to lead Bucks over Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Ersan Ilyasova had career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 92-85 victory over the Nets on Sunday night, spoiling the season debut of center Brook Lopez.
Ilyasova's 25 rebounds tied the NBA single-game high this season set Jan. 18 by Orlando's Dwight Howard in an overtime game against San Antonio. The 6-foot-10 forward from Turkey fouled out with 1:07 to play after being the difference maker all night, including a key 3-pointer with 4:56 to play after the Nets cut a 16-point deficit to seven.
Deron Williams had 26 points to lead New Jersey. Lopez, who missed the Nets' first 32 games with a broken right foot, finished with nine points and two rebounds in 22 minutes. Anthony Morrow added 17 points for the Nets, who beat Chicago on Saturday to snap an eight-game losing streak.
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TURNING POINT: Milwaukee led 43-36 at halftime, and came out of the break on fire, using a 15-4 run to start the third quarter to take a double-digit lead. The Bucks led by as many as 18 in the second half.
THE STAT: The Nets shot 34 percent from the field as a team, including 22 percent from three-point range (5-for-23). In the first half, the Nets shot 23 percent on field goals and 58 percent on free throws.
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NETS NOTES F-C Shelden Williams pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds, leading the Nets and coming within two of his career-high...Anthony Morrow hit 2-of-4 three-point attempts; both he (67) and Deron Williams (70) have connected on Top-3 totals this season...Deron Williams is one of only five players this season to score at least 25 points in five consecutive games, joining Kobe Bryant, Kevin Martin, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James...Bucks F Ersan Ilyasova's 29-25 double-double marked the first time in franchise history an opposing player reached the 25-25 plateau...G Jordan Farmar (strained groin) is out until after the All-Star Break.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
17 PTS, 2 STL
7-11 FGs, 2-4 3Ps
|On having made his debut:
"No question (I want to) get right back out there. (Athletic trainer Tim Walsh) is, I think, going to have to watch me the whole day. I’m going to try to sneak my jersey right before the game tomorrow and get back out there."