Monta Ellis notched 19 points, 14 assists and six steals as the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Charlotte Bobcats, 131-102, on Monday night at the Bradley Center.
Larry Sanders paced the Bucks with a career-best 24 points while grabbing 13 rebounds, six of which came at the offensive end. Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings netted 22 and 19 points, respectively, while J.J. Redick chipped in 20 off the bench.
Milwaukee, which reached 131 points for the first time since Nov. 29, 1986, remains in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference and trails the Boston Celtics by 1 1/2 games.
Kemba Walker poured in a game-high 27 points on 8-of-11 from the floor and 11- of-13 from the free throw line for the Charlotte, which has dropped five of its last six contests. Tyrus Thomas added 13 points off the bench in his first action since February 6 while Gerald Henderson scored 17 points.