With the Milwaukee Bucks' lead beginning to slip away, Monta Ellis said he got the green light from Brandon Jennings: Just keep going until they stop you.

The Cleveland Cavaliers never did.

"When it feels like that, it feels amazing," Ellis said. "My team and coach had the confidence to keep going to me, and I was just making shots."

Was he ever.

Ellis scored 16 of his 30 points in the final 5 minutes, helping the Milwaukee Bucks fend off a Cleveland team missing Kyrie Irving for a 107-98 victory Wednesday night.