Brandon Jennings Motivated By Nate Robinson’s Trash Talk

by January 10, 2013

Brandon Jennings torched the Bulls in Chicago last night, to the tune of 35 points in a 104-96 win for the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings admitted after the game that Nate Robinson’s chirping got him going. Per the Daily Herald: “Nate Robinson scored 13 points in the first quarter and the Bulls opened an early 24-9 lead. But Jennings kept on coming. He scored 10 points in the final 7:34 of the second quarter, added 20 points in the third, and finished with 35. The Bucks stunned the Bulls for the second time at the United Center this season, winning 104-96. ‘If you don’t play with great intensity, particularly when you have people out, you’re not going to give yourself a chance to win,’ coach Tom Thibodeau said. ‘We wanted to make it a ‘You shoot, I shoot’ type of game. You’re not going anywhere like that.’ Robinson’s early hot streak might have played a hand in the Bulls’ downfall. When Jennings got going in the second half, he often mimicked Robinson’s jet plane imitation after hitting big shots. ‘Yeah, a little trash talking before the second half,’ Jennings said. ‘I guess he felt like he had it going, was getting the best of me. I really don’t take trash-talking too kindly because I don’t do a lot of trash talking. I warned him. It happens.’ Down the hall, Robinson denied delivering any sort of excessive trash talk. ‘No, it happens all the time,’ he said. ‘A couple little dirty plays exchanged, but nothing to complain about. It’s basketball.’ Jim Boylan, who improved to 2-0 as head coach of the Bucks, laughed off the point-guard exchange. ‘I don’t know if it set (Jennings) off,’ he said. ‘Two guys that like to talk a lot. You put them in a room together, something’s going to happen. Nate had it going in the first half. Brandon, sometimes that gets his motor going a little bit. He kind of went back at him. They’ll do it again another time.'”