MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Jennings scored 30 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 106-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night, April 21st that kept their slim playoff hopes alive.
Jennings, who hit three straight 3-pointers late in the game, was 9 of 18 from the field and finished with six rebounds, six assists and four steals.
Ersan Ilyasova added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks, who snapped a three-game losing streak and beat New Jersey for the 11th straight time.
Philadelphia won in overtime at Indiana, meaning the 76ers’ magic number is down to one to clinch the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee trails Philadelphia by three games with three games left, including one against the 76ers on Wednesday.
Gerald Wallace finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for New Jersey, which hasn’t beaten Milwaukee since March 3, 2009.