Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – November 7
=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – November 7 ===
(Sports Network) – Michael Redd poured in 30 points and helped spark a 14-0
second-half run which propelled the Milwaukee Bucks to a 102-88 victory over
Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday at the Bradley Center.
Keith Van Horn amassed 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Bucks in their home
opener, while Maurice Williams dished out 11 assists to go along with 10
points as Milwaukee rebounded from a last-second defeat to Orlando in its
season opener on Wednesday.
Cleveland led 70-66 late in the third quarter when Van Horn sunk a 27-footer
to put the Bucks within a single point with 1:35 left in the period. After the
Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao was whistled for an offensive foul on the ensuing
possession, Redd hit a jumper to give Milwaukee a 71-70 edge. Williams scored
back-to-back baskets as the hosts closed out the stanza with a five-point
advantage. The Bucks outscored Cleveland 30-19 for the quarter.
The Bucks then began the fourth with five unanswered points, capped by a Van
Horn trey with just over 10 minutes to play, to take an 80-70 lead.
Cleveland whittled its deficit down to seven points with 6:58 to play when
Jeff McInnis sank one of two foul shots which made the score 84-77. However,
consecutive baskets by Erick Strickland, Redd and Van Horn extended the margin
to 13 points and the Bucks were never threatened afterward.
Redd leads the Bucks in scoring after their first two games at 23.5 points per
game, while Van Horn has been Milwaukee’s top rebounder with 12 boards per
The Bucks are off until Wednesday when they host the Charlotte Bobcats. It
will be the first-ever regular-season contest between the two squads.