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Ilyasova scores 31, Bucks beat Jazz 114-88

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 3, 2014 at 10:30 pm •  Published: March 3, 2014
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"It was really refreshing that our guys came out to start the third quarter with some energy and some juice," Drew said. "I thought the third quarter we were just really good. Ersan was just unbelievable."

Ilyasova had 15 points in the third. Whether hitting wide-open shots from the perimeter or getting off-balance putbacks, he could rarely be stopped.

In the fourth, precocious rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo entertained the crowd by converting a touch pass from O.J. Mayo into a dunk and a three-point play for a 108-79 lead with 6:07 left.

It was a deflating outing for the Jazz, one night after they lost to the NBA-leading Pacers 94-91 in Indiana. They're 0-3 on the first three stops of their six-game road trip.

"It's frustrating after the performance last night, the growth we showed last night. We just didn't get it back tonight," coach Tyrone Corbin said.

Gordon Hayward provided some of Utah's limited highlights, finishing with 20 points. Kanter came off the bench to shoot 8 of 16 and 11 of 12 from the foul line, with 14 rebounds.

Otherwise, the Jazz were overrun in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee has won two of its last four, with both wins coming by at least 20 points. Still, even with Abdul-Jabbar in town for a publicized appearance, the rebuilding Bucks drew a season-low 10,222 fans.

NOTES: Count Corbin as captain of the campaign to get Utah point guard Trey Burke in the conversation for the Rookie of the Year award. "Oh absolutely, absolutely. You look at his growth all year. ... You look at how this team has grown because of his play, should be factored in also," Corbin said. Burke is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 assists. He finished with seven points and five assists in 30 minutes Monday. ... Bucks F Jeff Adrien, acquired at the trade deadline from Charlotte, has at least 10 rebounds in four of five games with his new team.

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