Ellis’ late 3-pointer lifts Bucks over Rockets

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Updated: February 27, 2013

Monta Ellis hit the game-winner on a one-footed
3-point heave in the closing seconds, and the Milwaukee Bucks stunned the
Houston Rockets with a 110-107 decision on Wednesday at the Toyota Center.

Ellis capped his 27-point, 13-assist performance with his off-balance buzzer-
beating triple to push Milwaukee to its second straight win.

The Bucks got two offensive rebounds on their final possession to hold for the
final shot. Jennings held the ball at the top of the key and tried to blow by
Jeremy Lin, but was denied. He then passed off to Ellis, whose shot circled
around the rim before eventually falling through.

Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points and 10 boards, Mike Dunleavy and J.J. Redick
scored 16 and 14 points, respectively, off the bench and Larry Sanders
contributed 10 points and nine rebounds in the victory.

The Rockets, who were seeking their sixth win in a row at home, blew an early
double-digit lead in dropping their second straight contest. James Harden had
25 points, Chandler Parsons came through with 20 and Omer Asik tallied 16
points with 22 rebounds in the defeat.