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Old 03-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default Monta Ellis has best game as a Buck

Ellis scores 33 as Bucks beat Hawks 108-101 -- The AP reports: Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles knew Monta Ellis would eventually start putting up the big numbers he became known for with Golden State. “You know when you make a move like that to get a significant player, there has got to be some period of time where you have got to allow for the guy to adjust and people to adjust to him,” Skiles said before Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. “It wouldn’t surprise me at all for him to have a big breakout game at any moment.” Those pre-game comments from the Bucks coach proved prescient after Ellis lit up the Hawks for 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, to lead Milwaukee to a 108-101 victory. Brandon Jennings added 18 points for the Bucks, who moved within two games of the idle New York Knicks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference... Josh Smith led the Hawks with 30 points and 18 rebounds. Joe Johnson finished with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting. The Hawks had 22 turnovers despite entering the game averaging less than 14 per contest—fifth-best in the league.

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