The Bucks attacked the basket and the Nets clearly missed Brook Lopez's presence at the rim. ?The Bucks won the second quarter 19-13 and, behind 18 points from Jennings and 10 points from Ellis, the Bucks led 48-31 at the half. The Nets played a miserable half, scoring just 31 points on 13-for-47 from the field. Deron Williams finished the half shooting 3-for-13 while Joe Johnson shot 0-for-4.
The Bucks opened up the third quarter on a 9-2 run and immediately opened up a 24 point lead. Avery Johnson inserted MarShon Brooks, who helped to slightly turn the game around for the Nets.?For the Bucks, Ellis turned in a very powerful quarter, scoring eight points and two assists and helped the Bucks open its lead up to 29 points, 68-39. The Nets closed the lead to 15 points, but never got any closer and trailed by 20, 75-55 heading into the fourth quarter.