Ilyasova back to full strength?

Ersan Ilyasova (back, hip) missed three of Milwaukee's four games last week, but made a big return on Sunday with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Should the Bucks be concerned that their key forward will have to miss more time in the weeks and months ahead?

The health of a team is always a concern, but the good news for Milwaukee is the time off seems to have benefited Ilyasova greatly.

"I feel much better," Ilyasova told the Journal Sentinel after yesterday's game. "It was real tough. I had back spasms and my hip (hurt) when I fell down that game. I tried to get rehab and I feel 100 percent now."

Bucks coach Jim Boylan added: "We really missed Ers and you could see what he brings every night, his energy, his shooting and rebounding, his presence around the basket," Boylan said. "I thought he played well today."