Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 3)

Series starts 1/13

Game 1: Friday, January 13th
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Bobcats102
Game 2: Saturday, January 21st
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Bucks101
Game 3: Saturday, February 11th
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Bobcats 91

(11-30, 4-18 away)

Bucks 101

(21-18, 11-8 home)

    Coverage: NE14

    7:30 PM ET, January 21, 2006

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHA 27 20 18 2691
    MIL 21 23 34 23101

    Top Performers

    Charlotte: P. Brezec 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl

    Milwaukee: M. Redd 35 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Redd, Magloire pace Bucks in win over Bobcats

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks re-signed Michael Redd because he is one of the NBA's best shooters, and he earned his money Saturday night.

    Redd scored 23 of his 35 points in the second half as the Bucks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91.

    Milwaukee won for the second time in two nights and improved to 6-0 against Charlotte.

    "He made some very difficult shots," Charlotte coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "That ball basically didn't touch the rim and that is what they pay him for."

    Redd, who has scored 30 points or more 15 times this season, scored 15 points in the third quarter.

    "He was very impressive," Milwaukee's Jamaal Magloire said. "He made shots, got everyone involved."

    Trailing 56-55 early in the third quarter, Milwaukee went on an 8-1 run to grab a 63-57 lead. Charlotte's Primoz Brezec then scored back-to-back baskets as the Bobcats cut the lead to 63-61.

    Redd then sparked a 15-4 run with three 3-pointers and a free throw, and Mo Williams fed Andrew Bogut for an alley-oop dunk, as the Bucks pushed their lead to 78-65 at the end of three quarters.

    "That's something I needed tonight to help my confidence," Redd said. "I haven't had a night like that in quite a while. My teammates were finding me."

    After a 44-point first-half, Milwaukee scored 34 points in the third quarter, making 14 of 23 shots for 61 percent.

    Charlotte got no closer than six points in the fourth quarter, falling to 4-18 on the road.

    "We did a good job (in the second half)," Redd said. "This is a game we had to have."

    The injury-depleted Bobcats were without leading scorer Gerald Wallace, who didn't travel with the team after spraining his left knee Friday against Orlando.

    "We had injuries to everyone," Charlotte's Brevin Knight said. "We still have got people who are playing that probably could sit down, but that's the NBA."

    A night after facing the Atlanta Hawks, whose 10 wins rank last in the NBA, Milwaukee beat an 11-win Charlotte team.

    Charlotte, which leads the NBA with 10.5 steals per game, had 10 steals in the first half and forced 13 turnovers. The Bobcats scored 15 points off the turnovers to lead 47-44 at halftime.

    The Bobcats' defensive effort offset their shooting, which was at 37 percent in the first half.

    "We did well early in the game," Knight said.

    Charlotte, which lost at home to Orlando on Friday, scored the game's first 10 points as Milwaukee had five turnovers. Milwaukee battled back to grab a 21-19 lead, but the Bobcats scored the final eight points of the quarter to lead 27-21.

    Brezec scored 21 points for the Bobcats, who lost for the 11th time in 12 games. Jumaine Jones added 18.

    Milwaukee, which outrebounded Charlotte 51-36, got 13 points and a career-high 22 rebounds from Magloire, who said not having to play against the likes of Emeka Okafor and Sean May gave him a chance to have a big game.

    "I thought tonight was a good opportunity, because they were so depleted up front," Magliore said. "I attacked the ball, felt light on my feet. My position and timing felt great."

    Bogut scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds.

    "Andrew and Jamaal did a fantastic job of rebounding the ball," Milwaukee coach Terry Stotts said.

    Playing without injured point guard T.J. Ford, the Bucks committed a season-high 24 turnovers.

    Game notes


    Ford sat out his second straight game with a hamstring injury. Jermaine Jackson made his second straight start in Ford's place. ... Redd was called for a three-second violation on back-to-back possessions. ... Milwaukee is 17-1 when scoring at least 100 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHA
    MIL
    Points 91 101
    FGM-FGA 31-81 (.383) 39-72 (.542)
    3PM-3PA 4-14 (.286) 6-15 (.400)
    FTM-FTA 25-31 (.806) 17-25 (.680)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 14-36 13-51
    Assists 22 28
    Turnovers 15 24
    Steals 15 9
    Blocks 1 7
    Fast Break Points 10 6
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (2/0) 24 (1/0)
    Largest Lead 10 13

    Top Performers

    Charlotte
    Milwaukee
    Primoz Brezec Brezec
    Points: 21
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 0
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0
    Michael Redd Redd
    Points: 35
    Reb: 6
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0