Bucks 92, Nets 85
It may not have been the awe-inspiring win that the Bucks were looking for, but they got it done regardless. The Nets struggled to make shots all night long and looked generally sloppy, despite the return of big man Brook Lopez, who struggled to contain the Bucks smaller frontline, and Deron Williams, who pitched in 26 points and 6 assists. The Nets made a final run towards the end of the fourth, but the Bucks held on. Oh yes, and Ersan Ilyasova scored 29 points and grabbed 25 boards. It's kind of notable.
Notes: NYDailyNews: Bucks' Stephen Jackson talks NJ Nets, Dwight Howard, Deron Williams as Milwaukee spoils Brook Lopez's return from injury / Bucksketball: Ersanity sweeps over Bucks / JS: Ersanity by the numbers / BTBP: An Open Letter to Stephen Jackson