March 12, 2012
Jennings has 34 points to lead Bucks past Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Brandon Jennings has 34 points, seven assists and seven rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks posted their third straight win, 105-99 over the Nets on Monday night.
Drew Gooden added 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Bucks rallied from an early 12-point deficit to beat the Nets for the 10th straight time. Beno Udrih added 15 points and seven assists and Mike Dunleavy had 15 points, including a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:30 to go that opened a 10-point lead.
Kris Humphries had a career-high 31 points and 18 rebounds for New Jersey, which lost its second straight without point guard Deron Williams. Jordan Farmar added 17 points and seven assist, while Anthony Morrow also scored 17.
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THE STAT: Kris Humphries became the fifth Net since 1985-86 to post a 31-18 line, joining
TURNING POINT: The Nets came out sluggish in the third quarter, as a seven-point halftime lead shrunk early on and finally evaporated when Beno Udrih sank a corner 3-pointer to end the frame. Brandon Jennings then drilled a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter which gave the Bucks their first lead.
For more, read Jake Appleman's NBA.com notebook
NETS NOTES G Anthony Morrow shot 8-of-11, reaching double figures in scoring for the fourth straight game...Brandon Jennings' 34 points were an opponent season-high. His 6 made threes (11 attempts) was two off his career-best 8.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
31 PTS, 18 REB
11-15 FGs, 9-12 3Ps
|On Humphries' performance:
"He’s playing on both ends of the floor. After the games, he’s totally exhausted. He leaves it all out there on the floor: he’s a great example of just playing until you’re dead tired."