MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Monta Ellis closed strong, scoring six points in the final two minutes to lead Milwaukee to a 117-113 win over New Orleans Saturday night.
Ellis and Brandon Jennings both scored 22 points for the Bucks. At 6-2, the Bucks are off to their best start in 11 seasons.
The top pick in this year’s NBA draft, Anthony Davis, scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Ryan Anderson added 20.
Consecutive three-point plays by Davis cut the Milwaukee lead to 2, 110-108, with 2 minutes left.
A fall-away jumper from 20 feet by Ellis doubled the lead. Seconds later he matched another Hornet score and two free throws by Jennings iced the win with 12 seconds to go.
The Bucks scored at least 60 points in the first half for the third straight game.