Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles knew Monta Ellis eventually would start putting up the big numbers he became known for with Golden State.

"You know when you make a move like that to get a significant player, there has got to be some period of time where you have got to allow for the guy to adjust and people to adjust to him," Skiles said before Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks. "It wouldn't surprise me at all for him to have a big breakout game at any moment."

Those pregame comments from the Bucks' coach proved prescient after Ellis lit up the Hawks for 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, to lead Milwaukee to a 108-101 victory.

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