Rookie Brandon Jennings scored a career-high 55 points, including 29 in the third quarter, to lead the Bucks to a come-from-behind 129-125 victory over the Golden State Warriors last night in Milwaukee.
Jennings scored 10 points in the final 2:15 to hold off the Warriors and become only the third Bucks player to score more than 50. The last player to do it was Michael Redd, who set the franchise record with 57 points against Utah Nov. 11, 2006.
Jennings scored 15 straight points during the third period to help the Bucks overcome a 9-point Warriors lead and win their fourth straight game for the first time in more than two years. The Bucks (5-2) are off to their best start since 2005, the last season the team made the playoffs.
Hawks 121, Hornets 98 - Joe Johnson scored 26 points, Jamal Crawford added 21, and host Atlanta beat New Orleans for its fourth straight victory.
The Hornets were without Chris Paul, who stayed home after spraining his ankle the night before, and have lost three straight and five of six.
Cavaliers 107, Jazz 103 - LeBron James’s 3-point play with 28 seconds remaining lifted shorthanded Cleveland over visiting Utah.
Pistons 106, Wizards 103 - Ben Gordon scored 29 points, Charlie Villanueva added 25 and Detroit held host Washington to one field goal over the final five minutes.
Heat 81, Nets 80 - Dwyane Wade’s 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left gave host Miami the victory over undermanned and winless New Jersey.
Grizzlies 97, Timberwolves 87 - Marc Gasol scored 17 points and matched his career high with 16 rebounds, and Memphis snapped a seven-game losing streak with a victory over visiting Minnesota.
Bulls 94, 76ers 88 - Luol Deng and the slumping Kirk Hinrich each scored 19 points, and host Chicago beat Philadelphia.
Trail Blazers 80, Bobcats 74 - Brandon Roy scored 25 points, Andre Miller added 15, and Portland won in Charlotte for its sixth straight victory.
Thunder 101, Spurs 98 - In San Antonio, Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Oklahoma City spoiled the return of Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.