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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      MILWAUKEE        26   30   31   25    112  
      CHARLOTTE        23   26   37   16    102     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIL - MICHAEL REDD 39, DESMOND MASON 20, JOE 
                      SMITH 12
                CHA - BREVIN KNIGHT 19, GERALD WALLACE 16, 
                      PRIMOZ BREZEC 14

HIGH REBOUND:   MIL - JOE SMITH 10, DAN GADZURIC 8, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 5
                CHA - PRIMOZ BREZEC 11, EMEKA OKAFOR 8, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIL - MAURICE WILLIAMS 14, DESMOND MASON 6, 
                      TWO PLAYERS WITH 5
                CHA - BREVIN KNIGHT 4, KEITH BOGANS 3, THERON 
                      SMITH 3

         ATT:   10,817

Box Score

MILWAUKEE (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Mason 42 9-17 2-3 1-5 6 1 20 J Smith 40 3-6 6-8 2-10 1 3 12 D Gadzuric 19 4-5 1-2 1-8 1 5 9 M Williams 25 3-5 2-2 0-5 14 2 8 M Redd 37 15-24 5-8 1-5 2 2 39 K Van Horn 13 2-3 0-0 0-1 2 3 4 Z Pachulia 18 2-4 1-3 1-4 1 4 5 M James 23 4-7 0-0 0-2 5 5 9 T Kukoc 23 2-8 0-0 0-3 5 1 6 E Strickland DNP - COACH'S DECISION M Fizer DNP - COACH'S DECISION Z Hamilton DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-79 17-26 6-43 37 26 112 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.557, FT-.654. 3-Point Goals: 7-11, .636 (M Redd 4-6, M James 1-1, T Kukoc 2-4). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:6 (D Gadzuric 4, M Williams, Z Pachulia). Turnovers:11 (D Mason 4, M James 4, M Redd, M Williams, Z Pachulia). Steals: 5 (T Kukoc 2, J Smith, M James, D Gadzuric). CHARLOTTE (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp G Wallace 30 6-13 4-5 2-2 2 3 16 E Okafor 32 4-12 4-6 2-8 0 1 12 P Brezec 36 7-12 0-0 3-11 1 1 14 B Knight 28 6-11 7-7 1-5 4 4 19 K Rush 31 4-16 2-2 0-3 2 3 12 M Ely 29 4-10 4-7 0-6 2 3 12 K Bogans 24 4-9 3-3 1-3 3 3 13 S Smith 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 J Kapono 5 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 T Smith 21 2-7 0-0 3-6 3 4 4 J Hart DNP - SORE LEFT KNEE B Robinson Jr DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-90 24-30 12-46 17 22 102 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (G Wallace 0-1, K Rush 2-5, K Bogans 2-3). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:4 (G Wallace, K Rush, M Ely, E Okafor). Turnovers:10 (M Ely 3, G Wallace 2, S Smith, K Rush, T Smith, K Bogans, B Knight). Steals: 7 (G Wallace 3, P Brezec, J Kapono, K Bogans, E Okafor). -------------------------------------------- MILWAUKEE 26 30 31 25 - 112 CHARLOTTE 23 26 37 16 - 102 -------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 10,817. T: 2:15. Officials: Eric Lewis, Ken Mauer, Tim Donaghy.


Extended Box

MILWAUKEE (112) AT CHARLOTTE (102) MILWAUKEE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === D MASON F 42 9-17 2-3 1 4 5 6 1 0 4 20 J SMITH F 40 3-6 6-8 2 8 10 1 3 1 0 12 D GADZURIC C 19 4-5 1-2 1 7 8 1 5 1 0 9 M WILLIAMS G 25 3-5 2-2 0 5 5 14 2 0 1 8 M REDD G 37 15-24 5-8 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 39 K VAN HORN 13 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 4 Z PACHULIA 18 2-4 1-3 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 5 M JAMES 23 4-7 0-0 0 2 2 5 5 1 4 9 T KUKOC 23 2-8 0-0 0 3 3 5 1 2 0 6 E STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION M FIZER DNP - COACH'S DECISION Z HAMILTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 44-79 17-26 6 37 43 37 26 5 11 112 (.557) (.654) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 11 (11 PTS) CHARLOTTE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === G WALLACE F 30 6-13 4-5 2 0 2 2 3 3 2 16 E OKAFOR F 32 4-12 4-6 2 6 8 0 1 1 0 12 P BREZEC C 36 7-12 0-0 3 8 11 1 1 1 0 14 B KNIGHT G 28 6-11 7-7 1 4 5 4 4 0 1 19 K RUSH G 31 4-16 2-2 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 12 M ELY 29 4-10 4-7 0 6 6 2 3 0 3 12 K BOGANS 24 4-9 3-3 1 2 3 3 3 1 1 13 S SMITH 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 J KAPONO 5 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 T SMITH 21 2-7 0-0 3 3 6 3 4 0 1 4 J HART DNP - SORE LEFT KNEE B ROBINSON JR DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 37-90 24-30 12 34 46 17 22 7 10 102 (.411) (.800) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 10 (13 PTS) MILWAUKEE 26 30 31 25 - 112 CHARLOTTE 23 26 37 16 - 102 BLOCKED SHOTS: MILWAUKEE - D GADZURIC 4, M WILLIAMS, Z PACHULIA. CHARLOTTE - G WALLACE, K RUSH, M ELY, E OKAFOR. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MILWAUKEE 7-11 (.636), M REDD 4-6, M JAMES 1-1, T KUKOC 2-4. CHARLOTTE 4-9 (.444), G WALLACE 0-1, K RUSH 2-5, K BOGANS 2- 3. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: ERIC LEWIS, KEN MAUER, TIM DONAGHY. A - 10,817. T - 2:15.


Game Story

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The All-Star break did wonders for Michael Redd's left finger. Redd tied his season high with 39 points as the Milwaukee Bucks moved one step closer to sweeping their season series with the Charlotte Bobcats with a 112-102 victory. "I was just trying to win the game," Redd said. "We had a good rest. Obviously the break was big for us as far as getting our legs a little bit and we had a great performance." "This isn't anything new to him," Charlotte head coach Bernie Bickerstaff said of Redd. "He shoots the basketball. He makes shots, and we run into these teams, where our problem is that they have these go-to guys and they make plays. It's that simple. The team is smart enough to get him the basketball and he makes shots." Missing his previous three games with a sprained left index finger, Redd took over in the second half, scoring 25 of his points, including 14 in the fourth quarter. "I was really conscious of my finger at first and was worried about how that would feel," Redd said. "But I had a good practice yesterday. I wanted to come in and be aggressive tonight and everything just flowed. It was sore, but I'll take the soreness and that performance every day." "It's pretty hard to defend anybody one-on-one in this league," Charlotte guard Keith Bogans said. "But when a guy has it going like he did tonight, you just have to pray that he misses the shot or you get a hand in his face." It was a performance that Milwaukee head coach Terry Porter loved. "He had it tonight," Porter said. "He was in the zone. Those days off really gave him a chance to really rest. He came back really fresh and didn't have any problems with his fingers." After Charlotte took a 94-92 lead with 7:08 remaining on a pair of free throws by Brevin Knight, Milwaukee went on an 11-2 run, grabbing a 103-96 cushion on two free throws by Redd with 4:43 to play. Redd scored four points during the spurt. "The problem is when you dig holes and you have to fight all the way back," Bickerstaff said. "The least little breakdown can send you in a spin. Especially when you're playing a team that has talent like that, they're going to make a play. And that play can break your back. "We just never had any control. Even when we went up two, there was just never any feel to the basketball game." With a turnaround jumper by Emeka Okafor, the Bobcats came within 103-101 with 3:46 left, but went without a field goal for the remainder of the contest, missing their final five shots. "We played well together tonight," Redd said. "Not only offensively, but defensively. They fight hard no matter who it is. They are a scrappy bunch that can really play and are aggressive, and we had to match their intensity tonight." During that span, Redd scored seven straight points and Desmond Mason added a windmill jam in the closing seconds to seal the Bucks' third straight victory over the Bobcats. The two teams will complete their season series at the Bradley Center on April 8. "I don't know why we have been so successful against Charlotte," Mason said. "Every time we play the Bobcats it has been a tough battle. Both teams fight to the end. I think the only difference is that we make big shots down the stretch." Redd, who scored eight of Milwaukee's final 11 points in the contest, shot 15-of-24 from the field with four 3-pointers. Mason added 20 points and six assists. The team tallied a season-best 37 assists on 44 field goals, including a career-high 14 from Maurice Williams. "Mo did a great job," Porter said. "I can't say enough about him. He had 14 assists tonight. He did a heck of a job for us." Knight led a balanced scoring attack for Charlotte with 19 points. Gerald Wallace scored 16 points and Okafor chipped in 12 and eight rebounds for the Bobcats, who had six players reach double figures in the loss. "I'm feeling pretty good right now," Knight said. "Teams are forcing me to score more and taking away our wing players. If I have to run the offense and pile up assists I will. If I have to score, I'll do whatever it takes to help this team win."


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