Tuesday , Dec , 09 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – December 9

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – December 9 ===

(Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks dropped their third straight game on
Monday, as they were dealt a 91-85 setback at the hands of the New Orleans
Hornets.

Desmond Mason paced Milwaukee with 17 points. Damon Jones and Michael Redd
both contributed 14 points and seven boards for the Bucks, who fell for the
fourth time in five games. Joe Smith collected 13 points and 15 rebounds in
the loss.

Trailing by as many as 10 in the final stanza, Milwaukee rallied and was able
to close within three points twice, the last time at 84-81 on a layup by Smith
with 2:18 remaining. The Hornets then received a hook shot from Jamaal
Magloire to make it a five-point game.

After the Bucks’ Daniel Santiago missed a pair of free throws, Baron Davis
converted a runner in the lane to push the advantage to seven with just 31
seconds left to end any chance of a comeback for the Bucks.

Redd suffered a rare off night, missing his first seven shots and
going 4-for-18 overall. Milwaukee, as a team, connected on just 34.7-percent
of its shots from the floor. T.J. Ford was 4-for-14, while Smith was 6-
for-17.

The Bucks return to the court on Wednesday against Golden State.

MIL