MILWAUKEE — Monta Ellis scored six of his 23 points in overtime and Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings added five apiece in the extra period to spark the Milwaukee Bucks to a 122-114 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
Ilyasova finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Brandon Jennings had a career-high 19 assists, including one in overtime.
Kyle Lowry had a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Alan Anderson scored 21 points off the bench and Amir Johnson added 19 for Toronto, which lost for the fourth consecutive time and fifth in six games since tying a season best with a five-game winning streak.
Toronto was without Rudy Gay, the team's leading scorer at 18 points per game, who was a game-time decision due to back spasms.
Tied at 104 at the end of regulation, Larry Sanders dunked in a miss by Ellis to put the Bucks ahead 106-104 – a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Ellis drove the lane and passed to Ilyasova for a layup on the next possession, and Ilyasova followed that with a three-point play and the Bucks had a 111-104 lead. Lowry hit a wide-open 3 for Toronto, but Ellis scored on a layup.
Ellis hit an open 21-foot jump shot to push the lead to 115-109.
On Toronto's next possession, DeMar DeRozan made a driving layup for Toronto, but Jennings buried a 3 from the corner baseline with 39.3 seconds left. After a timeout, DeRozan fouled out after getting tangled up with Jennings with 29.9 seconds left. Toronto fouled Jennings, who sank two free throws, and another 3 by Lowry pulled the Raptors within six at 120-114. But they could get no closer.
Ellis scored eight points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as John Lucas hit three 3s and Johnson and Anderson each added six points. Anderson tied the game at 104 when he took a pass from Landry Fields, faked Sanders to the floor and slammed in the ball.
Ilyasova scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including the basket that tied the game at 56 before Sanders' 16-foot jumper on the next possession put the Bucks ahead 58-57 in the third. A 9-2 run midway through the third gave Milwaukee its biggest lead at 74-64.
NOTES: Toronto's last win in Milwaukee was 91-87 on Nov. 1, 2008. ... The Bucks' eight-game winning streak over Toronto is their longest active run against any opponent. ... The Bucks came in with a 6 1/2-game lead over Toronto for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.