The Milwaukee Bucks pulled to within 2-games of the idle New York Knicks by knocking off the Washington Wizards 112-98.
Brandon Jennings scored 17 of his 19 points in the third quarter to lead the charge.
Monta Ellis and Mike Dunleavy added 17 each as the Bucks shot 52% from the field and out-rebounded the Wizards 48-35.
The Bucks also got a big night from 6’10 reserve Ekpe Udoh. Udoh had his best game since coming to the Bucks in a trade with Golden State. He scored 15 points and added 8 rebounds and a career high 5 assists in 21 minutes.
With 13-games left, the Bucks return to Milwaukee to begin a 5-game homestand. They’ll host Cleveland on Wednesday, followed by Charlotte on Friday and Portland on Saturday.
The Bucks also get Oklahoma City and the New York Knicks on the back-end of the homestand.