Redd scored 32 points, including the go-ahead basket with 15
seconds left, to lift the Bucks over the Los Angeles Clippers 92-90
It was the second straight game the Bucks won after letting
leads slip away in the final quarter.
"It's definitely a good feeling to finish those type of games
off," said Desmond Mason, who scored 15 points for the Bucks.
"We've had a lot of those this year that went the other way on
This one didn't as Milwaukee ended the Clippers' three-game
winning streak and prevented Los Angeles (23-24) from climbing
above the .500 mark for the first time in February since the
"Their record might not show it, but they're a good team,"
said Elton Brand, who scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed
nine rebounds. "They're fighting. They chase loose balls, and we
didn't box out."
The Bucks dominated on the boards, which helped prevent the
Clippers from building more than an eight point lead. Milwaukee had
50 rebounds -- 19 offensive. The Clippers had 32 rebounds.
"We didn't think we would come here and get crushed on the
boards," Brand said.
Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy added: "First off, 19 offensive
rebounds was the story of the game."
Bobby Simmons had 21 points for the Clippers, who fell to 1-1 on
their NBA season-high nine-game road trip that began Thursday with
a 106-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Corey Maggette, Los Angeles' leading scorer, missed his fourth
consecutive game with a collar bone injury. Kerry Kittles was also
out with a strained right groin.
Neither team could build more than a two-point lead in the
The Clippers missed two chances to go ahead after Mason made two
free throws that tied it at 90 with 1:06 to go.
Marko Juric, who had 10 points and tied his season-high with 12
assists, couldn't connect and neither could Simmons. Joe Smith
grabbed the rebound as the Bucks set up for their final play.
Redd then hit a 17-footer after faking Quinton Ross out of
position to give Milwaukee a 92-90 lead.
Los Angeles called a timeout and set up a play for Brand, but
the Bucks' defense was up to the challenge.
"I go to the outlet for the play, but it wasn't there," said
Brand, who passed to Jaric, who set up Brunson in the corner. "He
got a pretty good shot, a semi-clean look. It's just
Brunson missed from 13 feet out and Dan Gadzuric, who had 11
points and 14 rebounds, grabbed the final rebound for the Bucks.
Brand scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the third,
including the last seven of the quarter, as the Clippers took a
73-71 lead into the fourth. Redd had 12 for the Bucks to keep Los
Angeles from pulling away.
The Bucks placed F Marcus Fizer on the injured list with a
cut on his right elbow and activated F Zendon Hamilton, out the
last 12 games with right knee discomfort. Fizer was hurt in the
Jan. 21 game against Detroit. ... The Bucks improved to 1-6 against
the Pacific Division this season. ... Ross, who replaced Maggette,
started his eighth consecutive game at shooting guard. ... The
Clippers had a season-low five turnovers. ... Each team had 46
points in the paint.