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

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – March 15

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – March 15 ===

(Sports Network) – Milwaukee suffered an ugly 110-71 loss to the red hot
Miami Heat on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Bucks’ bid for a
season-best fourth consecutive 100-point game was foiled.

Michael Redd recorded 14 points to lead the Bucks, who suffered their worst-
ever loss to the Heat. Milwaukee has dropped three in a row and six of its
last eight games overall. Marcus Fizer had 11 points in the setback and
Maurice Williams scored 10 for Milwaukee.

The Heat shot 55-percent from the field compared to Milwaukee’s paltry 32-
percent. Milwaukee managed to hit just 4-of-15 (.267) from three-point range
and 17-of-21 (.810) from the free throw line. The Bucks were outrebounded,
47-38, in the contest.

Desmond Mason was held to seven points for Milwaukee. Mason is struggling with
a strained left abdominal muscle.

Milwaukee has slipped 12 games below .500 (25-37), six games out of the final
playoff spot in the East. The Bucks are now just 7-24 on the road this season.

The Bucks will try to get back on the winning track on Wednesday against
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Bradley Center. Milwaukee will
also host Washington on Friday before traveling to Denver on Sunday to start a
five-game road trip.

Milwaukee’s downfall has been its defense this season, as it is allowing foes
to hit 45.9 percent (25th) of their shots. The Bucks are surrendering 99.2
points (19th) per contest.