Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 11/27

Game 1: Tuesday, November 27th
Bucks85Final
Lakers104
Game 2: Tuesday, February 26th
Lakers99Final
Bucks89

Lakers 99

(39-16, 20-9 away)

Bucks 89

(32-23, 18-10 home)

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2002

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

    1 2 3 4 T
    LAL 25 32 17 2599
    MIL 28 18 22 2189

    Top Performers

    LAL: S. O'Neal 28 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Mil: S. Cassell 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 10 Ast

    Careful Lakers only commit five turnovers

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Shaquille O'Neal scored 28 points and Kobe Bryant added 27 as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 99-89 Tuesday, completing a two-game season sweep.

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O'Neal, who led the Lakers with 28 points, grabs one of his 13 rebounds.

    The Lakers are 4-0 on their five-game road trip, which ends Wednesday in Minnesota.

    Derek Fisher added 15 points as the Lakers' bench outscored the Bucks' reserves 27-17. The Lakers committed only five turnovers and went 9-for-19 from 3-point range, with Devean George and Fisher making three apiece, while Milwaukee was only 4-for-14 on 3s.

    The Bucks had five players in double figures, led by Sam Cassell with 21 and Glenn Robinson with 19. Tim Thomas had 17, Ray Allen 15 and Anthony Mason 14.

    After O'Neal made it an eight-point lead early in the final quarter, Robinson scored four straight points and Cassell's 3-pointer capped a 9-0 run to put Milwaukee up 77-76 with 9:15 left.

    L.A. replied with an 8-0 run on three free throws by O'Neal, a layup by Bryant and a 3-pointer by George, his second of the game, to lead 84-77. It became a 13-2 run and a 10-point lead with 5:38 to play.

    That proved to be enough for the Lakers, who didn't allow Allen to score a point in the second half until 3:16 remained. George and Fisher added 3-pointers and Bryant capped the scoring with a dunk.

    The Bucks fell behind by 13 early in the third quarter before rallying behind Robinson to get within 65-61. But Rick Fox tipped in a miss by O'Neal, Bryant scored two acrobatic baskets and Robert Horry hit a 3-pointer as the Lakers withstood the rally and led 74-68 after three quarters.

    Robinson, held without a field goal in the first half, was 4-of-5 in the third quarter and scored nine points.

    Milwaukee, which shot 61 percent in the first quarter and 50 percent in the first half, fell behind 57-46 at halftime. O'Neal and Bryant combined for 32 points and Fisher had 12 off the bench, and the Lakers closed the half with an 8-1 spurt.

    Game notes


    Lakers forward Samaki Walker (hyperextended wrist) is eligible to come off the injured list Wednesday, but L.A. coach Phil Jackson said he probably wouldn't play in Minnesota. ... Bryant scored 33 points when the Lakers beat the Bucks 104-85 in L.A. on Nov. 27. ... The Bucks swept the two-game series with the Lakers last season. ... The Lakers are 9-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. ... The Bucks are 10-13 against the Western Conference. ... The Lakers didn't commit a turnover in the first half. Their season low is three.

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