Thursday , Nov , 11 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Charlotte Bobcats Team Report – November 11

=== Charlotte Bobcats Team Report – November 11 ===

(Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats lost to the Milwaukee Bucks,
102-100, on Wednesday at the Bradley Center.

Primoz Brezec scored 20 points and Jason Hart added 19 while handing out 12
assists for the Bobcats, who were playing their first-ever game on the road.

In a tightly contested fourth quarter, a jumper by Hart pushed the Charlotte
margin to 96-92 with under four minutes left. However, Milwaukee followed by
going on a 9-2 spurt, capped by a Michael Redd free throw, to claim a 101-98
lead with under one minute left.

On the Bobcats’ ensuing possession, Redd fouled Hart, who converted both free
throws to pull the Bobcats within 101-100. The Bucks then committed a shot-
clock violation on their next possession and the Bobcats had one last shot at
the win.

However, Steve Smith’s three-point attempt hit the front of the rim with nine
seconds remaining and Milwaukee’s Desmond Mason grabbed the rebound. Mason was
fouled with 3/10ths of a second left, and sank 1-of-2 free throws to preserve
the win.

Brezec has averaged a team-high 18.3 points to go along with 8.3 rebounds in
Charlotte’s first three games.

The Bobcats are off until Friday when they make their first-ever visit to
Boston to take on the Celtics.