Bucks beat Magic in double OT
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Michael Redd scored 27 points and Jamaal
Magloire grabbed 18 rebounds as Milwaukee beat Orlando, 94-89, in double
overtime at the Bradley Center.
Dan Gadzuric scored 17 points, while Bobby Simmons scored 15 for Milwaukee,
which has won two of its last three games. T.J. Ford scored 11 points and
Charlie Bell added 10.
“I really want to compliment our bench, especially Charlie [Bell] and Dan
[Gadzuric] for what they did both halves,” Milwaukee coach Terry Stotts said.
“I know we’re a good offensive team, we’re just not shooting the ball very
well right now, but the fact that we’re hanging in games, winning games, while
shooting under 40 percent means a lot to our confidence.”
Hedo Turkoglu scored 27 points to pace Orlando, which lost its second straight
game and fourth in a row on the road. DeShawn Stevenson scored 14 points, and
Dwight Howard posted 11 points and 14 rebounds. Pat Garrity added 10 points.
Orlando shot 3-for-17 in the two overtimes.
Gadzuric scored a slam with 1:37 left to put the Bucks up 90-87 in the second
overtime. Turkoglu made a layup 15 seconds later to put Orlando within one
point, 90-89. Ford came back and scored a runner with 1:03 left, however, to
put Milwaukee up 92-89.
Garrity missed a potential three-pointer with 11 seconds left and Simmons hit
a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds left to seal the win.
Milwaukee scored four straight points before Stevenson hit a diving layup with
2:21 left in the first overtime to pull Orlando within two points of the lead,
83-81. Turkoglu tipped in a basket with 13.3 seconds left to tie the game at
83 and send it into double overtime.
Stevenson scored a reverse layup with 1:26 left in regulation to put Orlando
up 79-76. Simmons hit a three with 26.6 seconds left, however, to tie the game
at 79 and send it into the first overtime.
Orlando opened the game on an 8-2 run snapped by a jumper by Steve Francis
with 8:05 to go. The Magic controlled the rest of the period and led 22-15
heading into the second quarter.
With the score tied at 36, Milwaukee went on a 9-0 run capped by a pair of
threes by Redd in the final two minutes of the first half. Orlando responded
by scoring five points during the final minute to cut its deficit to 45-41 at
“Milwaukee is a good team,” Orlando coach Brian Hill said. “Michael Redd is an
outstanding offensive player and a great shooter. T.J. Ford is one of the best
penetrators in the league. Bobby Simmons brings them toughness and defense.
They also have a good trio of big guys.”
The Bucks played the first of a brief two-game homestand. Milwaukee, which
will host the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday in the finale of the stand, is
15-9 at the Bradley Center this season. The Bucks have won a season-high four
in a row at home…The Magic played the finale of a two-game road trip.
Orlando, which has lost four of its last five games overall, is 6-17 as the
visitor this season. The Magic have lost four in a row on the road. They have
also lost 14 of their last 15 at Milwaukee.