Amid continuing trade rumors, the Bucks went into the Prudential Center and came out not looking rattled at all, in spite of a fairly sluggish start (again). Though Kris Humphries promised to make things tough from the very beginning (31 points, 18 rebounds) lacking Deron Williams and Brook Lopez dealt blows to New Jersey's chances from the start. While the Ersan Ilyasova that we've come to know and love recently didn't show up, Brandon Jennings (34 points, 12/24 FG) made sure to step up in his place, with assistance from Drew Gooden, Mike Dunleavy, Beno Udrih, and some great teamwork between all of them. With the win, the Bucks took hold of the
coveted final playoff spot in the East, but are also mired in uncertainty regarding trade possibilities.
Notes: FS: Winning last 4 of 5, Bucks now 8th seed / Brewhoop: Talking Three-Team Deal With Golden State, Orlando? / Yahoo: Dwight Howard: He’s determined to leave the Magic for the Nets, either now or later