The Bucks snapped out of a slump on Tuesday and it came with Brandon Jennings on the bench during crunch time.
During the team's 95-90 win over the Mavs, Milwaukee head coach Jim Boylan opted to go with Jennings' usual backcourt mate, Monta Ellis, at the point instead. Boylan employed a late-game lineup that featured Ellis, newly-acquired J.J. Redick, Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders, and Mike Dunleavy.
Jennings finished with eight points and six assists in 32 minutes. Ellis finished with 22 points and nine assists in 44 minutes.
Redick entered the game with 3:01 left in the fourth quarter, replacing Jennings and the Bucks trailing 88-85. After the substitution, the Bucks closed the game out by outscoring Dallas 10-2.
After the game, Boylan told reporters the five players used on the floor late in the game were playing well together.
Considering that the Rockets are the next stop on the very next day, it remains to be seen if Boylan's late-game preference will carry over and also how Jennings will respond with his performance.