Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 12/20

Game 1: Tuesday, December 20th
Game 2: Wednesday, January 18th

Spurs 107

(19-6, 8-5 away)

Bucks 109

(14-9, 7-5 home)

Coverage: KRRT

7:00 PM ET, December 20, 2005

BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

1 2 3 4 OT T
SA 30 24 23 23 7107
MIL 24 23 31 22 9109

Top Performers

SA: T. Duncan 34 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Mil: M. Williams 28 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

No. 1 overall pick forces OT en route to scoring game-winner

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Andrew Bogut had the biggest moment of his NBA career.

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 Spurs.

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 second quarter.

"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 timeout.

"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 89-79.

Game notes

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.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

Points 107 109
FGM-FGA 44-91 (.484) 41-89 (.461)
3PM-3PA 4-16 (.250) 6-10 (.600)
FTM-FTA 15-20 (.750) 21-31 (.677)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 15-42 17-45
Assists 23 18
Turnovers 11 11
Steals 5 6
Blocks 6 3
Fast Break Points 10 18
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (2/0) 21 (2/0)
Largest Lead 14 6

Top Performers

San Antonio
Tim Duncan Duncan
Points: 34
Reb: 13
Ast: 2
Stl: 2
Blk: 1
Mo Williams Williams
Points: 28
Reb: 5
Ast: 4
Stl: 1
Blk: 0