The Milwaukee Bucks have begun to change their offensive philosophy, playing a more uptempo style.

With the quickness of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, it is logical for Scott Skiles to give the offense more freedom.

“We talked about doing this when I came here last season, but we never really did it,” Ellis said. “The last two games we’ve been doing it. And we should.

“We have two of the best at doing this (he and fellow guard Brandon Jennings). When we get out there (in the open court), we’re not easy to guard.”

The Bucks lead the NBA in pace at 95.9 and are just below the league average in points per 100 possessions at 102.9.

Last season, the Bucks were third in pace.