In a matchup of undersized, shoot-first point guards, Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings proved to Nate Robinson that having to shoulder an entire team's offensive burden on a nightly basis is a little bit different than igniting a squad for a quarter at a time. Jennings went off for 35 points, including five three-pointers, Wednesday night in the Bucks' 106-94 win over the Bulls at the United Center, 20 of which he scored in the third quarter. Robinson countered with 19, a respectable total, but 13 of those points were in the opening period, during which everything was seemingly going the Bulls' way and Jennings was scoreless. After a second quarter that saw the Bulls maintain a comfortable winning margin over the visitors, everything changed. Following the intermission, Jennings looked like a man possessed, hitting four triples in the period and even staring down the Bulls bench, doing his imitation of Robinson's post-basket "airplane" celebration to add further insult. "A little trash talking before the second half. I guess he felt like he had it going, he was getting the best of me, so I don't really take trash talking too kindly because I don't do a lot of trash talking. But I warned him, so hey, it happens," the fourth-year pro explained afterwards. "I got ticked off at halftime and right from the jump, I just started attacking and that's just something I have to do more often, just keep attacking and having a short memory." Bucks interim head coach Jim Boylan added: "I think the whole team played well, but obviously Brandon offensively really got it going.
Jennings bests Robinson in battle of scorers
CSN Chicago | Jan 10