MILWAUKEE (AP) — Monta Ellis had 25 points and nine assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 95-90 victory over the scrappy Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Byron Mullens scored a career-high 31 points and tied his career high with 14 rebounds, becoming the first Bobcat to score at least 30 points this season. Kemba Walker added 18 points, and Bismack Biyombo had 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Gerald Henderson turned a bad pass by Ersan Ilyasova into a layup that gave the Bobcats an 84-83 lead with 3:42 to play. Ellis answered with two free throws and Brandon Jennings made a fast-break layup to push the lead and momentum back in Milwaukee’s favor. Ellis made another layup and Jennings hit a 5-foot jump shot as Milwaukee led 91-84 with 1:30 left.