MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Andrew Bogut had the biggest moment of his NBA
The No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft made a fadeaway jumper as time
expired to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 109-107 overtime victory over
the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
Bogut also scored the tying basket with 14 seconds left in
overtime and finished with 19 points, including five in overtime.
He added nine rebounds, seven offensive, and two blocked shots.
"I've never had a buzzer-beating game-winner, but to do it in
the NBA against the world champions is a great feeling," Bogut
said. "The guy I've always looked up to is Tim Duncan. So, to do
this against his team is a great feeling for me."
Maurice Williams scored 28 points and Michael Redd added 20 for
the Bucks, who had lost six of their last seven games against the
Duncan had a season-high 34 points on 15-of-28 shooting and
grabbed 13 rebounds before fouling out with 22 seconds left in
overtime. Tony Parker added 22 points and Nazr Mohammed 11 in the
defending champion Spurs' second straight loss.
Duncan, a two-time MVP, scored 11 points against New Orleans on
Sunday, but made his first six shots Tuesday. He had 18 points in
the first half, helping the Spurs build a 14-point lead late in the
"Once he was gone, the guys didn't really flow in their offense
as much," Bogut said. "There was a lot of pressure on Parker and
(Robert) Horry and those guys, and that really helped us."
San Antonio has dropped three of its last four on the road after
losing just two of its first nine away from the SBC Center.
The Spurs took a four-point lead early in overtime, but
Williams' free throw after Duncan fouled out cut it to 106-105.
Horry gave the Spurs a two-point lead with one free throw with 20
seconds left before the Bucks tied it at 107 on Bogut's follow shot
6 seconds later.
"Andrew Bogut hurt us more than anybody did," Spurs coach
Gregg Popovich said. "He consistently went to the offensive boards
and converted. He made a good physical play at the end and won the
game for them."
Parker worked the clock and took a 3-pointer that bounced over
the backboard, giving the Bucks the ball with 0.7 seconds left.
After a Bucks timeout, Toni Kukoc inbounded to Bogut, who caught
the long pass and scored as time expired. A review of the play
showed the basket was good.
"He did a great job on the offensive glass, made some big
baskets for them and showed some great touch right around the
basket," Duncan said of Bogut.
Asked if the winning play had a name, Bogut said that it was
just something first-year coach Terry Stotts drew up during the
"It's not one of those plays you can't really practice," Bogut
said. "It just worked out."
Duncan tied the game at 100 with a 5-foot hook shot with 9.3
seconds left in regulation. The Bucks called time and Redd
inbounded to Williams, who worked the clock down and missed from
the top of the key, sending the game into overtime.
The game featured two first-round picks facing each other for
the second time.
Bogut, from Melbourne, Australia, and Duncan, the No. 1 pick in
the 1997 NBA draft, played against each other in the 2004 Olympics
in Athens. Bogut's Australian team led the United States before the
Americans outscored Australia 24-12 in the fourth quarter and won
Spurs F Bruce Bowen set the Spurs' career record for
consecutive games played at 297 when he started against the Bucks.
He had been tied with Avery Johnson. ... Bucks F Bobby Simmons
returned after missing four games with a right shoulder contusion.
... "Nick, I heard you the first time," referee Bob Delaney told
the Spurs Nick Van Exel who went to the bench after being called
for his second foul. ... The Bucks improved to 12-1 when scoring
100 or more points.