Monday , Jan , 31 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – January 31

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – January 31 ===

(Sports Network) – The Bucks struggled en route to a 104-87 defeat to the
Cleveland Cavaliers at Gund Arena on Sunday.

Michael Redd scored 23 points to lead Milwaukee, which has dropped three
straight. Desmond Mason added 17 points and Maurice Williams had 16. The Bucks
fell apart in the fourth quarter, being outscored, 32-10, in the stanza.

Milwaukee was outrebounded, 48-31, in the defeat, while committing 14
turnovers that led to 13 Cleveland points.

The Bucks shot 45 percent and were 19-of-26 at the foul line. Milwaukee missed
both of its three-point attempts in the defeat.

The Bucks were without forward Keith Van Horn, sidelined with tendinitis in
his ankle. Van Horn has now missed 19 games this season because of his ankle

Redd is leading the Bucks with 21.9 points per contest (14th-NBA), while Mason
is second with 16.7 points per game. Center Dan Gadzuric is leading the team
with 7.7 rebounds per contest, while Joe Smith is grabbing 7.1 boards per

Milwaukee is 15th in the league in scoring (95.8 ppg), while ranking 22nd
(99.2 ppg) in points allowed. The Bucks are 16th in the league in shooting
percentage (.443), while allowing foes to hit 46 percent (25th) of their

Milwaukee remains in the cellar of the Central Division, 10 1/2 games behind
first place Cleveland. The Bucks (15-27) own the third worst record in the
Eastern Conference.

The Bucks will try to get back on the winning track Tuesday night, when they
host the Minnesota Timberwolves. Milwaukee will then host the Los Angeles
Clippers on Friday and head to Washington on Saturday.