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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      MILWAUKEE        21   20   20   28    89   
      INDIANA          19   16   19   32    86      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIL - MICHAEL REDD 28, DESMOND MASON 21, JOE 
                      SMITH 12
                IND - REGGIE MILLER 32, FRED JONES 13, DAVID 
                      HARRISON 13

HIGH REBOUND:   MIL - DAN GADZURIC 13, JOE SMITH 9, DESMOND 
                      MASON 7
                IND - AUSTIN CROSHERE 12, JEFF FOSTER 6, DAVID
                      HARRISON 5

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIL - MIKE JAMES 4, MICHAEL REDD 3, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                IND - ANTHONY JOHNSON 13, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2

         ATT:   15,251

Box Score

MILWAUKEE (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Mason 40 8-13 5-7 0-7 1 4 21 J Smith 43 6-11 0-0 1-9 2 3 12 D Gadzuric 28 4-10 1-2 8-13 0 1 9 M Redd 34 10-21 7-8 0-3 3 1 28 M Williams 28 3-8 0-0 1-5 2 3 6 M James 23 1-4 0-0 0-0 4 2 3 E Strickland 14 2-5 2-2 1-4 2 2 6 K Gill 13 1-2 1-2 2-3 0 4 3 Z Pachulia 9 0-2 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 Z Hamilton 8 0-2 1-2 0-1 1 4 1 K Van Horn DNP - RIGHT ANKLE TENDINITIS M Fizer DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-78 17-23 15-48 15 24 89 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.449, FT-.739. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (M Redd 1-6, M James 1-3, E Strickland 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:4 (D Gadzuric 3, M Williams). Turnovers:12 (K Gill 2, D Mason 2, D Gadzuric 2, M Williams 2, Z Pachulia 2, J Smith, E Strickland). Steals: 3 (E Strickland, M Redd, M James). INDIANA (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp F Jones 41 5-10 2-2 1-3 2 4 13 J Foster 27 4-6 1-3 1-6 2 2 9 D Harrison 28 6-7 1-3 0-5 1 5 13 R Miller 39 11-18 6-6 0-4 2 2 32 E Gill 12 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 0 A Johnson 37 4-14 1-2 1-3 13 4 9 A Croshere 32 2-11 3-4 2-12 0 2 7 J Edwards 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 J Jones 14 1-1 1-2 0-0 0 2 3 T Fowlkes 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 M Haislip 5 0-2 0-0 1-1 1 1 0 J Tinsley DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-71 15-22 6-34 22 26 86 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.465, FT-.682. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (F Jones 1-1, R Miller 4-7, E Gill 0-1, A Johnson 0-1, A Croshere 0-5). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots:4 (D Harrison 2, J Foster, F Jones). Turnovers:10 (A Croshere 2, A Johnson 2, D Harrison 2, R Miller, J Foster, E Gill, F Jones). Steals: 8 (A Johnson 3, R Miller 2, J Foster, F Jones, J Jones). ------------------------------------------- MILWAUKEE 21 20 20 28 - 89 INDIANA 19 16 19 32 - 86 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Indiana - 1 (Defensive Three, 2:04 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,251. T: 2:21. Officials: Joe Derosa, Mark Wunderlich, Phil Robinson.


Extended Box

MILWAUKEE (89) AT INDIANA (86) MILWAUKEE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === D MASON F 40 8-13 5-7 0 7 7 1 4 0 2 21 J SMITH F 43 6-11 0-0 1 8 9 2 3 0 1 12 D GADZURIC C 28 4-10 1-2 8 5 13 0 1 0 2 9 M REDD G 34 10-21 7-8 0 3 3 3 1 1 0 28 M WILLIAMS G 28 3-8 0-0 1 4 5 2 3 0 2 6 M JAMES 23 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 3 E STRICKLAND 14 2-5 2-2 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 6 K GILL 13 1-2 1-2 2 1 3 0 4 0 2 3 Z PACHULIA 9 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 Z HAMILTON 8 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 K VAN HORN DNP - RIGHT ANKLE TENDINITIS M FIZER DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 35-78 17-23 15 33 48 15 24 3 12 89 (.449) (.739) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 12 (17 PTS) INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === F JONES F 41 5-10 2-2 1 2 3 2 4 1 1 13 J FOSTER F 27 4-6 1-3 1 5 6 2 2 1 1 9 D HARRISON C 28 6-7 1-3 0 5 5 1 5 0 2 13 R MILLER G 39 11-18 6-6 0 4 4 2 2 2 1 32 E GILL G 12 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 A JOHNSON 37 4-14 1-2 1 2 3 13 4 3 2 9 A CROSHERE 32 2-11 3-4 2 10 12 0 2 0 2 7 J EDWARDS 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 J JONES 14 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 T FOWLKES 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M HAISLIP 5 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 J TINSLEY DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE TOTALS 240 33-71 15-22 6 28 34 22 26 8 10 86 (.465) (.682) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 10 (11 PTS) MILWAUKEE 21 20 20 28 - 89 INDIANA 19 16 19 32 - 86 BLOCKED SHOTS: MILWAUKEE - D GADZURIC 3, M WILLIAMS. INDIANA - D HARRISON 2, J FOSTER, F JONES. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MILWAUKEE 2-10 (.200), M REDD 1-6, M JAMES 1-3, E STRICKLAND 0-1. INDIANA 5-15 (.333), F JONES 1-1, R MILLER 4-7, E GILL 0-1, A JOHNSON 0-1, A CROSHERE 0-5. TECHNICAL FOULS: INDIANA - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, MARK WUNDERLICH, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 15,251. T - 2:21.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Michael Redd had an answer for Reggie Miller. Redd scored nine of his 28 points in the final 75 seconds as the Milwaukee Bucks survived a fourth-quarter outburst by Miller and edged the struggling Indiana Pacers, 89-86, for their first road win of the season. "Reggie is such a great player and I have so much respect for him," Redd said. "But our team played a great game and we didn't let his run affect us. We made some big plays and this was a big win on the road." The Bucks, who had lost their first seven road games, had squandered an 11-point lead in the final period as they were caught by the Pacers at 80-80 in the final two minutes. Redd gave the Bucks the lead for good with two free throws at the 1:15 mark and - after Indiana's Austin Croshere missed two layups - drilled a foul line jumper for an 84-80 advantage with 32 seconds to play. Miller, who scored 19 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, answered with a tough 3-pointer off an inbounds pass just three seconds later. But Redd - who had missed his first five 3-pointers - calmly drained one from the top of the arc for an 87-83 edge with seven seconds left. "That's what I feel I can do ... what I have to do for my team," Redd said. "I live for those type of situations. When the game is tight and you need a big shot ... I think any great player wants that shot." The Pacers weren't done. Fred Jones made a deep 3-pointer to make it a one-point game with 4.1 seconds left, then fouled Redd, who sank two free throws with 2.6 seconds to go. A wide open 3-pointer by Anthony Johnson bounced off the back rim at the buzzer, sending Indiana to its fifth straight setback. An All-Star for the first time last season, Redd has supplanted Miller as one of the best pure shooting guards in the Eastern Conference. He made 10-of-21 shots in this one. "Reggie is the king, man. He's been doing this for 18 years." said Redd, whose free-throw shooting and clutch long-range skills mirror Miller's. "I've just been in the league for five. To be compared to him is a real honor." However, the 39-year-old Miller does not look like he's going anywhere. He made 11-of-18 shots - including 4-of-7 from the arc - and has led the Pacers in scoring in both games since returning from the injured list. "I don't think of him as a 39-year-old guy," Croshere said. "I find it hard to believe that he isn't capable of playing 30 minutes or more a night. He's still one of the best in the league at what he does. Redd, Ray Allen, Rip Hamilton - they have the same style, but Reggie has done so much in big playoff situations." Miller was in no mood to talk about heroics after a loss. "I'm going to give what I can give," Miller said. "These guys have played without me for the first month and I want to give them everything I've got. We're just waiting for the cavalry to get here. I don't care if I have to play 45 minutes a game. I'm just playing basketball. "Maybe there was a little pent-up energy. You stand over on the bench and watch and you just want to help." Desmond Mason scored 21 points for the Bucks, who were off to their worst start on the road since losing a franchise-record 16 straight road games to start the 1976-77 season. The player shuffle continued for the Pacers, who have lost five in a row and are starting to feel the effects of the mass suspensions. Forward Jeff Foster had nine points and six rebounds in his season debut, but guard Jamaal Tinsley sat out with a sprained right ankle. The Pacers trailed, 71-61, before Miller caught fire. He made a pair of jumpers, then answered a basket by Joe Smith with two free throws and a 3-pointer. Croshere's two foul shots Cut the deficit to 73-72 with 4:35 left. Baskets by Mason and Maurice Williams gave the Bucks a 79-75 before Miller sank another 3-pointer. After a free throw by Mason, Miller hit a step-back jumper to tie it at the 1:35 mark. "Reggie is phenomenal," Carlisle added. "He's shown signs of the old Reggie, but we can't go on a steady diet of playing him 39 minutes. Tonight, we had no choice."


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