Ellis leads Bucks past Kings, 115-113

CREATED Mar 11, 2013

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Monta Ellis had 29 points and nine assists for the Milwaukee Bucks, who held off the Sacramento Kings for a 115-113 win on Sunday night.

The Bucks survived a late comeback by the Kings to earn their second straight victory and sixth in seven games. Before the current hot streak, Milwaukee had dropped nine of 11 games.

Mike Dunleavy made four 3-pointers and scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half. Brandon Jennings also scored 16 points and had eight assists for Milwaukee.

Ellis had 10 fourth-quarter points for the Bucks, who were outscored 33-30 in the period.

DeMarcus Cousins, who was ejected in the third quarter, had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings.

Tyreke Evans had 20 points and Jason Thompson had 18 points and eight rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had 14 points and nine assists.