Ersan Ilyasova has struggled all season to sink shots he normally makes.

The Milwaukee Bucks forward's confidence has taken a hit under the weight of so many errant attempts.

But Ilyasova was nearly perfect Monday night, and suddenly all was right as the Bucks routed the Utah Jazz, 114-88, before a season-low crowd of 10,022 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Ilyasova finished with 31 points on 13-of-14 shooting, with his only miss coming on a putback attempt in the third quarter.

His great shooting performance seemed to be contagious as the five Bucks starters shot 76% (28 of 37) and Milwaukee hit 13 of 16 shots while breaking the game open in the third quarter.

"We brought a lot of energy," Ilyasova said. "We had to give the first punch and we did a really good job of moving the ball. We had 28 assists.

"Sometimes in the pick-and-roll situation they try to switch and I get a mismatch (with a smaller player). You have to read the defense. Now we know each other better as a team."

The Bucks held a 95-67 lead after three quarters and none of the starters played a minute in the final quarter, quite a luxury for a team that has struggled so much all season.

Now Milwaukee (12-47) will have another chance to win two straight games — something it has not done this season — when it hosts Sacramento on Wednesday night.

"I'm looking forward to it," Ilyasova said. "We have to break that."

The Bucks have struggled to open the second half on numerous occasions but this time they started the third quarter with a 22-6 run to take a 77-54 lead.

And it continued as Milwaukee outscored Utah, 40-19, in the quarter behind Ilyasova (13 points) and center Zaza Pachulia (12 points).

"We were just really good," Bucks coach Larry Drew said. "Ersan was unbelievable. He was just making shots all over the place. We just wanted to ride his hot hand as much as we could."