Dallas — Playing without suspended center Samuel Dalembert, and facing an 11-0 deficit at the start, the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat Dallas 95-90 on Tuesday night in Texas.
Coach Jim Boylan played Monta Ellis at point guard down the stretch, and saw him score 11 of his 22 points in the 4th quarter, including the go-ahead basket.
Ellis added 9 assists and 6 steals as the Bucks stopped a 3 game losing streak; they had also dropped 9 of their last 11.
J.J. Redick, who replaced Jennings for the final 3:02 of the game, added 14 points. Larry Sanders and Mike Dunleavy contributed 13 each; Sanders snared 13 rebounds.
Game 2 of the Texas two-step is Wednesday night in Houston.