Redd leads Bucks past Pacers
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Michael Redd scored 39 points as Milwaukee
beat Indiana, 96-89, at the Bradley Center, and set an NBA record for fewest
turnovers committed with only two.
“I like setting records, not just season highs,” Milwaukee coach Terry Stotts
said. “It’s good to be a part of it. The other ones were good, but to only
have two turnovers in a game says a lot about our passing abilities. It says a
lot about our sharing the ball and making good decisions.”
Andrew Bogut scored 15 points for the Bucks, who have won three of four.
Maurice Williams scored 12 points, and Charlie Bell added 10.
Jermaine O’Neal scored 27 points for the Pacers, who lost their fourth
straight. Jamaal Tinsley scored 15 points, and Fred Jones had 14. Jeff Foster
added 11 rebounds.
Milwaukee is No. 6 in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and is 1/2 game
behind Washington, which lost on Saturday. The Pacers remain the seventh seed.
Milwaukee jumped out to a 15-5 lead after a Bogut layup with 6:36 left in the
first, but Indiana responded with a 16-4 run to end the period sparked by a
Jones jumper with 6:17 left. The Pacers led 21-19 heading into the second
quarter, in which Indiana outscored Milwaukee by six points to lead 47-41 at
Milwaukee took off on a 10-2 spurt capped by six straight points by Redd to
tie the game at 51 with 9:36 left in the third period. The Bucks held a slight
74-72 lead heading into the fourth. ignited by a Redd jumper 15
seconds into the period to take an 83-72 lead, the
The Bucks opened the final stanza with a 9-0 runir largest of the game, with
The Pacers, who played the first of a brief two-game road trip, are just 13-23
as the visitor this season. They will visit the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday at
the United Center.
The Bucks, who are 5-3 in their last eight games overall, have won six
straight at home and own a 23-14 mark at the Bradley Center in 2005-06.
This was the fourth and final meeting of the season between the squads. The
Pacers won both contests at Conseco Fieldhouse, while the Bucks defeated
Indiana in both games at the Bradley Center…Indiana has lost six of its last
seven at Milwaukee.