Saturday , Nov , 05 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks batter Shaq-less Heat

=== Bucks batter Shaq-less Heat ===

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Bobby Simmons scored 23 points, including a
rim-shattering slam over Alonzo Mourning to put a stamp on a fourth-quarter
comeback, as the Milwaukee Bucks took advantage of the absent Shaquille O’Neal
and defeated the Miami Heat, 105-100, in the home opener at the Bradley
Center.

Sharpshooter Michael Redd also scored 23 points on 8-of-14 from the floor and
T.J. Ford added 13 points while distributing 11 assists for the Bucks, who won
their first two games on the road and are off to a 3-0 start for the first
time since 2001-02.

Maurice Williams scored 16 points and Jamaal Magloire chipped in 14 for
Milwaukee, which shot 49 percent from the floor and made 78 percent of its
free throws.

Dwyane Wade led six Miami players in double figures with 21 points, and he
also dished out nine assists and grabbed seven boards.

Jason Williams added 18 points and Antoine Walker chipped in 15 points for the
Heat, who have lost two straight and are without O’Neal for the next two to
four weeks with an ankle injury.

Without O’Neal, the Bucks won the offensive battle in the paint, 50-40, and
held their own on the glass, ending the night even on the boards, 36-36.

MIL MIA