Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 1/8

Game 1: Saturday, January 8th
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Bucks89
Game 2: Saturday, March 26th
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Bucks 89

(27-42, 7-29 away)

Jazz 94

(22-47, 15-19 home)

    Coverage: KJZZ

    7:00 PM ET, March 26, 2005

    EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

    1 2 3 4 T
    MIL 20 27 24 1889
    UTAH 23 18 29 2494

    Top Performers

    Milwaukee: M. Williams 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl

    Utah: R. Bell 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

    Milwaukee winless in 15 games vs. West teams

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Raja Bell scored a season-high 23 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-89 on Saturday night to push coach Jerry Sloan past Red Auerbach for sixth place on the career victory list with 939.

    With the loss, the Bucks finished the season 0-15 on the road against Western Conference teams.

    Passing Red for 6th
    All-Time In Coaching Wins

    Auerbach Sloan
    Seasons 20 20
    Reg. season wins 938 939
    Playoff app. 20 16
    NBA titles 9 0

    Kris Humphries added a career-high 17 points for the Jazz, Gordon Giricek had 13 and Matt Harpring 12.

    Harpring finally sealed it on two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining for the Jazz, who kept it interesting by going 3-for-6 from the line in the final 29 seconds.

    Mo Williams, who spent his rookie season with the Jazz before leaving last summer as a restricted free agent, led the Bucks with 19 points.

    Milwaukee has lost five straight and last won in the West on March 23, 2004, beating Sacramento 112-101.

    The Bucks lost at Golden State 118-117 Friday night on Derek Fisher's overtime buzzer-beater, then fell behind 9-0 right away Saturday. Milwaukee rallied and led by five late in the third quarter, but couldn't hold off the Jazz.

    Utah shut out Milwaukee for the first 7:14 of the fourth quarter while outscoring the Bucks 11-0 and taking an 81-71 lead the barely held up. The Jazz scored 15 straight between the end of the third and beginning of the fourth, but the Bucks kept scrapping and had a chance at the end.

    Keith McLeod, who had five assists, went 1-for-2 from the line twice for Utah and Joe Smith got the Bucks within 91-89. Bell also went 1-for-2 on two free throws, giving the Jazz just a 92-89 lead with 10.2 seconds left.

    But Michael Redd, who scored 14 points, missed on a 3-pointer that could've tied it and Harpring hit both his free throws after getting fouled with 5 seconds left.

    Game notes


    Desmond Mason scored 16 points, Toni Kukoc had 13 and Marcus Fizer 10 for Milwaukee. ... Utah selected Williams in the second round of 2003 draft. ... Humphries previous career best was 13 points against Phoenix on Nov. 30. It was just the rookies' third game in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MIL
    UTAH
    Points 89 94
    FGM-FGA 32-73 (.438) 33-70 (.471)
    3PM-3PA 5-11 (.455) 5-12 (.417)
    FTM-FTA 20-22 (.909) 23-32 (.719)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-34 11-38
    Assists 13 20
    Turnovers 14 17
    Steals 8 7
    Blocks 3 3
    Fast Break Points 4 7
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 10

    Top Performers

    Milwaukee
    Utah
    Mo Williams Williams
    Points: 19
    Reb: 2
    Ast: 0
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0
    Raja Bell Bell
    Points: 23
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 5
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0