Tuesday , Dec , 12 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Redd, Bucks edge SuperSonics

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Michael Redd scored 22 points and Charlie
Villanueva hit a couple of big shots in the final minutes, as the Milwaukee
Bucks defeated the Seattle SuperSonics, 94-93, at the Bradley Center.

Ruben Patterson had 21 points and Villanueva finished with 15 points and six
boards for the Bucks, who have won three of four. Andrew Bogut tallied 16
points, nine boards and six assists for Milwaukee, which has captured three
straight at home.

Rashard Lewis had 26 points and Chris Wilcox had 16 points and eight boards
for the Sonics, who had a three-game win streak halted to start a five-game
road trip.

Trailing 90-88 after Lewis hit a pair of free throws for the Sonics with 3:51
left, Villanueva converted a three-point play 16 seconds later to put the
Bucks ahead 91-90.

Damien Wilkins drained a pair from the line next time down the floor to put
Seattle back in the lead by one, but Villanueva again came through with a
jumper at the 3:07 mark to give Milwaukee a 93-92 edge.

The two teams then went nearly two minutes before the next points were scored
and it was Nick Collison hitting only 1-of-2 free throws with 1:29 remaining
to tie the contest at 93-93.

Fifteen seconds later Bogut hit 1-of-2 from the line for the Bucks to provide
the final margin.

Seattle had three chances to win the game in the final minutes, but Luke
Ridnour turned the ball over with just over a minute left and, following a
Redd missed jumper, Collison missed a jumper with 31 seconds remaining. Then,
with just two ticks remaining, Ridnour missed a jumper.

Ridnour ended with 12 points and eight assist for Seattle, which trailed 30-29
after one quarter but led 52-50 going into halftime. Collison and Johan Petro
also had 12 points for the Sonics, who went into the fourth with a two-point
margin, 75-73.

Game Notes

The Bucks have won three of the last five versus Seattle…The Sonics have
lost three straight in Milwaukee…The Bucks improved to 5-4 at home…Seattle
fell to 4-5 on the road…Milwaukee improved to 6-4 versus the Western