The Milwaukee Bucks emerged victorious over the Houston Rockets with a buzzer-beater Wednesday night in Houston, 110-107.
In the closing seconds of regulation with the score tied at 107, Ellis drained an off balance game-winning three-pointer as time expired with Brandon Jennings notching the assist on the final play of the game.
This was a hard-fought game between Houston and Milwaukee that remained close throughout as the Bucks took a one-point lead going into the fourth quarter and the game was tied in the final seconds.
Monta Ellis proved to be the difference in the fourth quarter as he netted nine of his game-high 27 points in the final frame to lead his team to victory.
Both teams played a sloppy game throughout with 17 turnovers apiece.
The Rockets totaled an astounding 70 points in the paint despite the efforts of one of the best defenders in the NBA today, Larry Sanders.
Milwaukee shot a solid 37 percent from long range and 48 percent from the field overall, which topped the Rockets' mark of 30 percent from long distance and 47 percent from the field in total.
Supporting Monta Ellis' fantastic scoring night was Ersan Ilyasova, who scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards in a double-double effort. Mike Dunleavy added 16 points off the bench.
For Houston, James Harden led the way with 25 points, seven assists and four steals, and Chandler Parsons was the second-leading scorer for the Rockets with 20 points.
Player of the Game: Monta Ellis
Ellis had a sensational all-around game for the Bucks with 27 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and an eye-popping six steals.
On top of that, Ellis nailed the game-winner to beat Houston and that completed what was one of his best games of the entire season.
What's Next for Milwaukee
The Bucks have a great chance to keep their winning ways going as they host the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
What's Next for Houston
The Rockets will take to the road in order to snap their two-game skid when they take on the lowly Orlando Magic on Friday night.