Monday , Apr , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – April 11

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – April 11 ===

(Sports Network) – The Bucks will take on the struggling Washington Wizards
at the MCI Center this evening.

Milwaukee will simply be looking to play spoiler tonight, as its playoff
dreams have been dashed for weeks. The Bucks have split their last four games
overall, including a 98-81 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday at
Gund Arena.

Michael Redd had 26 points to lead the Bucks, who have lost 10 of their last
12 games overall and four straight in Cleveland. Desmond Mason added 12 points
before he was ejected with 8:02 remaining in the third quarter for picking up
his second technical foul.

The Bucks shot just 41.4 percent from the field, including 4-of-14 (.286) from
three-point range. Milwaukee hit 19-of-24 (.792) from the free throw line,
while being outrebounded 41-39.

Milwaukee forward Joe Smith (lacerated left pinky) missed the contest. Smith
is listed as questionable for this evening’s game.

The Bucks, who have two of their next three games on the road, are 7-31 in
foreign buildings this season. Milwaukee has lost 11 straight and 13 of its
last 14 road games.

Washington has won two of three meetings between these teams this season,
including a 112-94 victory on February 5. Milwaukee has won six of nine and
seven of the last 11 meetings overall. These two teams have split the last six
meetings at Washington.

Following tonight’s game, the Bucks will return home to host Boston on
Wednesday. Milwaukee will also play Detroit on the road Friday and finish up
its week versus Orlando at home on Saturday.