MILWAUKEE -- It was a slow and frustrating night for J.J. Redick, but he came through when the Bucks needed him most. Redick had eight of his 17 points in overtime as the Bucks won their fourth straight, defeating Utah 109-108 on Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Redick, acquired at the trade deadline from Orlando, had averaged 15.0 points and shot 50 percent from the field in four games since joining Milwaukee. But in regulation against the Jazz, Redick made just one of four shots -- a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter. "He had some great shots in overtime," Milwaukee coach Jim Boylan said. "Our guys did a good job of finding him ... he's such a great shooter." Redick's extra effort made the most of Monta Ellis' 34-point night. Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week earlier in the day after leading the Bucks to three straight victories while averaging 24 points, 4.7 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals, Ellis went 15 of 21 from the field and had four steals for the third time in the past four games. Brandon Jennings added 20 points and 17 assists, two off his career high of 19 het set Saturday night, for Milwaukee (30-28). His 36 assists in the past two games are the most in a two-game stretch in his career and mark the first time a Bucks player has accomplished the feat since Sam Cassell in 1999. "The easiest thing in the NBA is scoring," Jennings said. "But trying to get assists, to be able to find guys in a position to make buckets for you ... that's the hardest part. Scoring is something I've been doing since I've been here, but I always can pass, I always can get my teammates involved and that's what I'm trying to do now." The loss was painful but encouraging for Utah, which was playing without leading scorer Al Jefferson and wrapping up a four-game road trip. Only two of the Jazz starters scored, but Utah's bench contributed 63 points, including 27 of Utah's 34 in the fourth quarter. "It's encouraging what we've been getting from those guys," Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said. "We've got to win games, though, while we're learning our lessons." Derrick Favors, starting in place of Jefferson, got Utah (32-28) off to a good start, scoring 15 first-quarter points as the Jazz built a 24-20 lead. Favors finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds and Paul Millsap added 22 points and 14 rebounds for Utah (32-27), which also got double-digit scoring from Alec Burks (19) and Enes Kanter (18). Gordon Hayward and DeMarre Carrol each finished with 13 points. Jennings gave Milwaukee its first lead of the night with a 3-pointer in the opening minute of the third quarter. Utah quickly tied it, but an Ilyasova layup started a 12-0 run for the Bucks, who got seven points from Ellis during that stretch and led 68-58 heading into the fourth quarter. "We've got to look at it moving forward," Corbin said of his team's third-quarter struggles. "We're not getting too many easy baskets with that group in the third. I'll need to look at changing something there to try and get off to a better start." The Jazz came back in the fourth quarter, taking a 92-91 lead on Kanter's jumper with 2:47 to play. Milwaukee tied the score twice, both times on shots by Ellis, but another jumper by Kanter and a free throw from Milsap made it 99-96 Utah with 14.9 seconds left. Jennings answered with a 3-pointer from the top to tie the score at 99 with 8.6 seconds left and Utah missed two short-range shots before the horn sounded, sending the game to overtime. NOTES: Milwaukee's four-game winning streak ties a season high ... Along with Jefferson, who missed his second consecutive game with a sprained left ankle, Utah was without Jamaal Tinsley, who was excused from the team to attend a funeral. ... Millsap, also dealing with an ankle sprain, returned after missing the past two games ... The Bucks moved within a half-game of Boston for the seventh playoff spot in the Eastern Conference ... Milwaukee's Larry Sanders finished with six blocks and has at least one in his las 40 games, the longest streak by a Bucks player in more than 25 years.
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