“But he’s good, just a terrific basketball player. I love watching him play. I love his energy. He can score some. But he’s just one of those guys you put on the floor and usually something good is going to happen for your team.”
Chris Wilcox missed his second consecutive game with an injured right thumb, while Leandro Barbosa was away because of a personal matter. Their status for the Christmas Day game against the Brooklyn Nets is unknown . . . After going 1 for 14 in Wednesday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Bucks shooting guard Monta Ellis went 9 for 21 and had 27 points Friday night . . . Rajon Rondo drew his third technical foul of the season for trash talking with Milwaukee point guard Brandon Jennings with 2:40 left in the first quarter.