Bell tolls for Bucks
(Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks got a surprise boost for their playoff
run and proved to themselves they can shoot the rock from downtown.
On Tuesday night, the Bucks defused the highest-scoring team in the NBA with a
132-110 victory over the Phoenix Suns at the Bradley Center. The improbable
win over one of the West’s toughest squads was made possible by Charlie Bell.
Bell recorded the first triple-double of his young career by registering 19
points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. All three stats were career-bests for
Bell, who filled in for an injured T.J. Ford and made 5-of-8 from three-point
Michael Redd contributed in the beating of the Suns with 28 points, including
a 6-of-11 clip from beyond the arc. Toni Kukoc added 17 points with a 4-of-5
showing from three-point land.
The barrage of threes — 18 to be exact — established a new franchise record
for the Bucks, who burned the Suns with an incredible 46-point third quarter.
Milwaukee, seeded seventh in the Eastern Conference playoff race, has won two
in a row and four of its last six games.
The upcoming schedule for the Bucks (36-35) is a tough one with games against
Detroit, Indiana, Miami and Memphis.