Tuesday , Feb , 15 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – February 15

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – February 15 ===

(Sports Network) – The Bucks suffered an ugly 107-83 defeat at the hands of
the streaking Detroit Pistons on Monday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Erick Strickland scored 18 points to lead Milwaukee, which had a three-game
win streak snapped. Dan Gadzuric added 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds
in the loss.

Mike James registered 13 points and Joe Smith added 11 in the defeat for
Milwaukee, which shot 43.2 percent from the field. The Bucks hit only 5-of-17
(.294) from three-point range, while hitting only 8-of-14 (.571) from the free
throw line.

The Bucks were without star guard Michael Redd due to a finger injury. Redd,
who has missed the last two games, is listed as day-to-day.

The Bucks have yet to win four straight this season. They also had a two-game
winning streak against Detroit halted. Redd had played in 212 consecutive
games before injuring the finger in last Wednesday’s win over the Toronto

Milwaukee resides in the cellar of the Central Division, 10 1/2 games behind
first place Detroit. The Bucks are 4 1/2 contests back of Boston for the
eighth and final playoff slot.

The Bucks have a day off before finishing up their pre-All-Star slate against
the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Milwaukee
will then have five days off before closing out a three-game road trip in
Charlotte next Tuesday.