Sunday , Nov , 30 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – November 30

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – November 30 ===

(Sports Network) – Michael Redd finished with 23 points, eight rebounds and
six assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 100-94 win over the Boston
Celtics on Saturday in the second of a home-and-home set at the Bradley
Center.

Desmond Mason had 22 points and five rebounds and Joe Smith collected 16
points and 11 boards, as the Bucks avenged a 106-96 Friday loss to the Celtics
at FleetCenter. Milwaukee won for the third time in four contests.

Milwaukee faced a 73-67 disadvantage going into the final 12 minutes, but
immediately began to make headway. Toni Kukoc’s three-pointer with 8:40 to go
knotted the game at 77 apiece.

The teams went on the see-saw after that, and a pair of James three-pointers
in the final two minutes pulled Boston within one at 91-90 and 94-93. Erick
Strickland then hit two free throws to push the Milwaukee lead to three
points.

Paul Pierce tossed up a desperation three-point attempt with 12 seconds to
play, and was fouled by Smith. But Pierce missed the first two free throws
before draining the third, leaving Boston down 96-94.

Smith and Redd each made a pair of free throws at the other end to seal the
victory.

The Bucks start a three-game road trip on Monday in Chicago.

MIL