Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – November 29
=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – November 29 ===
(Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks lost Friday to the Boston Celtics,
106-96, at FleetCenter.
Michael Redd had 20 points and Desmond Mason chipped in 16 for the Bucks, who
had their two-game winning streak halted.
This was the first of a home-and-home set as the teams will meet tonight at
the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Boston grabbed a 22-15 edge on Paul Pierce’s three-pointer late in the first
quarter and led 28-24 after one. The Celtics widened the gap to 10 on Vin
Baker’s basket early in the second period and led 58-45 at halftime.
The Celtics continued to pour it on in the second half as Pierce’s three-point
play midway through the third quarter stretched the cushion to 73-54. The
advantage grew to 19 moments later and Boston held an 84-69 edge after three.
Milwaukee closed within 88-77 on a free throw by Mason early in the fourth
quarter. Erick Strickland’s three-pointer at the midway point of the period
brought the Bucks within seven at 92-85, but they would not get any closer the
rest of the game.