Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – March 2
=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – March 2 ===
(Sports Network) – Milwaukee couldn’t find a way to stop Allen Iverson yet
again on Tuesday night, as it fell 118-111 to the Philadelphia 76ers at the
Iverson lit up the Bucks for 48 points in the contest, as they surrendered 40
or more points to the All-Star MVP for the third time this season. Milwaukee
has given up 40 or more points to Iverson on six occasions in his career.
Michael Redd followed up his 35-point effort on Sunday with another 35 in this
one for Milwaukee, which entered the game having won three of four. Desmond
Mason contributed 28 points in the losing cause.
Redd, who the Bucks will more than likely re-sign in the offseason, is
averaging 22.7 points per contest (13th-NBA). The Ohio State product is
shooting nearly 40 percent from three-point range on the season.
Mason has also been effective for the Bucks, tallying 16.8 points, 4.3
rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. The Oklahoma State product is one of the
league’s best athletes.
Maurice Williams had a solid game for the Bucks with 22 points, while Joe
Smith chipped in 16. The Bucks shot 50.7 percent from the field, including 5-
of-12 (.417) from three-point range. Milwaukee hit 32-of-35 (.914) from the
free throw line. The Bucks were outrebounded, 40-33, in the contest.
Milwaukee remains in the cellar of the Central Division, 13 games behind first
place Detroit. The Bucks are 16-12 at home this season, but just 7-20 in
Milwaukee has the next two days off before heading to Minnesota to take on the
Timberwolves on Friday. The Bucks will finish up their week’s slate at home
against Chicago on Saturday.