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LeBron James finished with career-high 61 tonight vs. Bobcats. He had 55 in Milwaukee in Feb. 2009 game while playing for Cavs.
Bucks win 114-88 as Ilyasova finishes with 31 and Pachulia plays big role with 14 points, 6 rebs, 5 assists.
If Bucks scored 0 points in 4th quarter, they would have won 95-88.
Bucks bench up on that Giannis dunk as O.J. Mayo finds him with lob on break. Giannis hits FT for 3-point play.
Bucks outscored Utah in third quarter, 40-19.
Bucks lead Jazz after three, 95-67. Ilyasova 13 of 14 and already with 31 points. Wolters has 10 points, 6 rebs, 5 assists.
Update: Ersan now 13-14 (.928) from the field. Second best FG% in a game this season in NBA (minimum: 10+ FGM).
Pachulia has 14-6-5 and just sat down with Henson entering game.
Ersan just drew charge on Burks. Ilyasova is 10 for 11 and has 25 points so far.
Zaza faked behind-back pass and got fouled on break, Assistant Scott Williams said it looked a bit like Vlade Divac.
Overlooked fact: Ersan Ilyasova hitmore threes and shot a better percentage from deep than Dirk each of the past two seasons.
Bucks 6 of 8 so far in third and on an 18-6 run.
Pachulia playing much better tonight - passing well and more aggressive. Just found Ilyasova for open 3. Bucks lead, 73-54.
Update: Ersan now 8-8 from the field.
Thurl Bailey reminding us that literally anyone could be an NBA halftime guy.
Knight drives for a layup and gets the and one to end the half. HT: Bucks 55, Jazz 48.
Proud papa: Ex-Bucks guard Dick Garrett on hand to watch his son Diante, a reserve for Jazz.
Ersan Ilyasova having perhaps his best game of season, has hit his first 7 shots, has 16 pts with 2 min left in half.
Kareem did not think much of LeBron James leaving Bill Russell off his Mt. Rushmore of all-time NBA greats.
Kanter having his way inside and has 13 points and six rebounds so far. Jazz within 3.
Ilyasova is 7 for 7 and has scored 16 points in 14 minutes.
Diante Garrett in for Jazz in second quarter and getting to play as pro in Bradley Center for first time.
Zaza Pachulia shooting .894 from line and would be third in NBA if he had required number of attempts.
Kanter draws 2 quick fouls on Adrien and completes a pair of 3-point plays. Utah within 35-29 as Bucks call a timeout with 9:23 left in 2nd.
Kareem said UCLA coach John Wooden taught him team goals superseded individual ones.
Kareem never scored 100 points in a game, but he told me he could have.
Bucks shooting 57% from field on 12 of 21 and are 3 of 4 from 3-point distance.
Bucks 30, Jazz 21 after one. Ilyasova leads Bucks with 10 points and Wolters with 8.
Talk about respect: after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar thanked Bucks fans at BC, even the refs applauded.
Jazz on a two-shot airball streak.
"I hope everything works out so the Bucks stay in Wisconsin," Kareem tells BMO Harris BC crowd.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being honored at timeout in first quarter. "I consistently say fans we have here in Wisconsin are best in world."
Mitchell also played with Fort Wayne last season (48 games) and averaged 21.9 points and 6.4 rebs.
Mitchell is averaging 19.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 21 games with Fort Wayne. Mitchell played at Alabama.
Diante said he used to tag along with his dad for a few games and remembers Bucks Big 3 of Cassell, Robinson and Allen.
Dick Garrett is now an usher for Bucks home games but has tonight off to root for his son. Diante said plenty of family will attend.
Just wondering: if the city/state tell the Bucks to pound sand, does Seattle get to use Kareem in *their* tourism ads five years from now?
So the state of Wisconsin is happy to use Kareem in our tourism ads, but we're too poor and sad to have a pro basketball team? Cool.
We could of been somebody...
Am going to grab some smoothies with my brothers..!! What flavor should we pick?
Bucks' comparative numbers are $54 million for salary cap and cash $62 million. No Michael Redd max deal on the books any longer.
Brooklyn Nets' salary cap number at $103 million and cash outlay $195 million when figuring taxes and amnesty.
So you overlook your tears but we both know that’s a bad look.
Bucks go down, 107-98, as reserves Marcus Thornton and Andray Blatche do major damage for the Nets. Thornton scores 25; Blatche with 19-13.
Ramon Sessions now 11-11 at the free throw line tonight in 16 minutes.
Junior says thank you to "Senator Kohl, who is going to keep the team in Milwaukee. I wish I could hug all of you."
Standing ovation for Junior Bridgeman at the stadium. For good reason.
Bridgeman being honored now at fourth quarter timeout. Huge ovation for Junior.
Bucks being outscored in paint, 36-24, and trail after 3 quarters, 77-72. Middleton with 14 and Ilyasova 11.
Bucks trail at halftime 55-53. Khris Middleton leads Bucks with 10 points and Ersan Ilyasova and Ramon Sessions each with 7.
James Khristian Middleton off to a 4-4 start over here.
Bridgeman is team's all-time leader in games played (711), arriving in '75 as part of Kareem trade with LA Lakers.
"It would be devastating," Bridgeman continued. "I'm tied to the history of the game in Milwaukee."