Thursday , Jan , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – January 29

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – January 29 ===

(Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks found themselves on the wrong end of
a 101-100 decision against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday at New Orleans
Arena.

Michael Redd tied a career-high with 40 points on 16-of-33 shooting for the
Bucks, who had their three-game winning streak halted.

Damon Jones’ long three-pointer with 5:23 left in the game capped a quick 7-2
burst and gave Milwaukee a 92-88 lead. However, the Hornets rallied and used a
7-0 run, all by Jamal Mashburn, to grab a 95-92 advantage with 3:24 left in
the game. Milwaukee countered by scoring four of the next five points to tie
it at 96-96.

Mashburn, though, drained a jumper with 1:26 left to give New Orleans a two-
point edge, but Brian Skinner’s jump hook with 40.8 seconds left tied the game
at 98-98.

After a timeout, Mashburn was fouled and he made 1-of-2 from the line. The
Bucks answered, as Redd’s jumper with 22.3 seconds left gave them a 100-99
advantage.

Mashburn again responded, netting a fadeaway jumper with 11.8 seconds left to
give New Orleans a 101-100 advantage.

Redd then missed a jumper with four seconds left, but the ball was last
touched by New Orleans before going out of bounds. Toni Kukoc’s runner hit off
the rim, and the ball hit the floor where the clock proceeded to run out.

To make matters worse for Milwaukee Desmond Mason (wrist) and Tim Thomas
(ankle) sustained injuries. Neither injury is considered serious but both are
listed as questionable for Friday’s tilt against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

MIL