Bucks rookie Jennings is lights out

November 15, 2009

Brandon Jennings scored 55 points, breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's franchise rookie record, to lead the Bucks to a come-from-behind 129-125 win Saturday over the Warriors.

Jennings poured in 29 in the third, then scored 10 in the final 2 minutes, 15 seconds to hold off the Warriors and become only the third Bucks player to score more than 50. Michael Redd set the franchise record with 57 vs. the Jazz on Nov. 11, 2006.

Jennings scored 15 straight in the third to help the Bucks overcome a nine-point deficit. The 29 points were the most scored in a quarter against the Warriors. In the third, he hit four 3-pointers and an assortment of jumpers and layups as he took over. At several points, he waved his arms in the air to get the crowd to cheer louder. In all, he hit 12 of 13 shots in the quarter, his only miss a 3-point attempt with 5.9 seconds left.

LeBron James may persuade NBA players to give up their No. 23s, but a leaguewide retirement of Michael Jordan's number seems unlikely. James said Thursday he is considering switching his number next season and wants other players to do the same in honor of Jordan.

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