Redd hot: Streaking Bucks beat Knicks
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Michael Redd scored 31 points and made all
five of his three-point attempts, as the Milwaukee Bucks used sharp shooting
to rout the New York Knicks, 112-92, at Madison Square Garden.
Redd finished 9-of-17 from the field and missed just one of his nine free
throw attempts. Dan Gadzuric added 18 points and Maurice Williams tallied 15
points for Milwaukee, which connected on 53.8 percent of its shots, including
12-of-19 from three-point range.
Jamaal Magloire contributed 11 points and Toni Kukoc had 10 for the Bucks, who
have won three games in a row and six of seven.
Channing Frye had a career-high 30 points for New York, which has dropped
three straight and five of six. Nate Robinson finished with 15 points, seven
rebounds and six assists, and Eddy Curry also had 15 points.
However, Knicks guard Stephon Marbury was limited to seven points and seven
assists on just 3-of-8 shooting.
The teams were tied at 26 after one quarter, but the Bucks took control with
35 points in the second. Milwaukee used a 20-4 run, eight of which came from
Gadzuric. Michael Redd’s shot from beyond the arc capped the spurt and
finished off nine-straight Milwaukee points to extend the Bucks to a 53-38
lead with 4:14 to go in the half.
Milwaukee was on top 61-49 at the intermission and was in front by double
digits most of the third quarter before heading into the fourth with an 87-75
cushion. Gadzuric’s alley-oop layup off a feed from Ford capped the third
A Redd three-pointer moved the Bucks ahead by 16 at 93-77 in the opening
minutes of the fourth and the advantage reached as high as 24 later in the
period. Redd’s two free throws made it 108-84 with 3:26 left. That capped 12
straight points by the Bucks.
Milwaukee’s 10-1 mark against the Eastern Conference is tops for an NBA team
against their own conference…Milwaukee’s next game will be at home Wednesday
night against Miami and new Heat head coach Pat Riley. Stan Van Gundy resigned
as head coach of the Heat on Monday and team president Pat Riley returned to
the bench…Knicks guard Quentin Richardson had five points in 20 minutes in
his return to the court. He left the team for a week following the shooting
death of his brother…The Knicks have dropped eight of the last 12 games to
Milwaukee…Frye was 14-of-18 from the floor for the Knicks, who shot 53.2