Bogut’s OT block preserves Bucks win over Dallas
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Andrew Bogut scored 19 points, pulled down 14
rebounds and blocked Jason Terry’s shot at the overtime buzzer to boost
Milwaukee to a 113-111 win over the Dallas Mavericks at the Bradley Center.
The Bucks played without their leading scorer, as guard Michael Redd missed
the contest because of a right quadriceps contusion. However, it was this
year’s No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, who helped the Bucks post just their
second win in six games.
Bobby Simmons had 26 points and T.J. Ford added 24 points and seven assists
for the Bucks, who beat Dallas in Milwaukee for the 15th time in the last 17
meetings. Maurice Williams added 16 points for the Bucks.
Terry had a game-high 37 points for Dallas, which was playing its fourth game
in five nights. Marquis Daniels added 21 points and Dirk Nowitzki tallied 18
points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks, who have dropped two of their
last three contests.
Terry hit a running jumper at the regulation buzzer to give Dallas a 93-91
victory at Toronto on Monday, and he nearly had a repeat performance on
Tuesday. With the game tied at 100, Terry drove on Ford at the end of
regulation, but missed a fallaway jumper.
Two free throws by Bogut extended Milwaukee to a 112-108 lead with 20.9
seconds left in OT. Terry then hit a three-pointer with 5.2 seconds left, but
Ford made one foul shot with 4.6 seconds remaining.
Dallas was left without a timeout, but Terry dribbled all the way to the right
side of the lane where he met Bogut. However, the 7-foot center got his left
hand on the ball, which bounced out of bounds as time expired. Terry went
tumbling to the floor, but it was a clean block for the powerful Bogut.
The Mavs were ahead by as many as 12 points in the first quarter, but the
Bucks closed within 27-23 after 12 minutes. Milwaukee gained a 55-54 edge at
Terry had Dallas’ final 10 points of the third quarter, including a three-
pointer in the closing seconds to draw the Mavericks within 79-76 going into
the fourth. He had 27 points through three quarters.
Terry hit a floater in the lane to tie the game at 100 with 28.9 seconds left,
and Williams missed at the other end, giving Dallas a chance to win. However,
Terry’s shot caromed off the rim to send the game to OT.
The Bucks scored the first five points of the extra session before Dallas went
ahead 108-107 on Nowitzki’s jumper with 52 seconds remaining.
Ford then drilled a three-pointer from the left corner for a 110-108 Milwaukee
The Bucks outrebounded Dallas, 46-37…Keith Van Horn had 14 points before
fouling out for Dallas, while teammate Devin Harris had 11 points…Daniels
also fouled out…Nowitzki was 5-of-22 from the field, while Terry was 14-