Final / 2OT

Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 12/3

Game 1: Saturday, December 3rd
Game 2: Monday, December 26th
Game 3: Wednesday, February 8th
Game 4: Wednesday, April 5th

Magic 89

(19-28, 6-17 away)

Bucks 94

(25-23, 15-9 home)

    7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2006

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

    1 2 3 4 OT 2OT T
    ORL 22 19 20 18 4 689
    MIL 15 30 17 17 4 1194

    Top Performers

    Orl: H. Turkoglu 27 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mil: D. Gadzuric 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Redd's game-winner lifts Bucks over Magic in 2OT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Michael Redd made up for a poor shooting night with one big basket.

    Redd scored 27 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime, to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over the Orlando Magic 94-89 on Wednesday night.

    "My shooting performance was not so good, but my confidence is still there," Redd said after going 10-for-30 from the floor. "I have high standards for myself."

    He was 0-for-3 in the first overtime and 1-for-2 in the second.

    "This is one of those games you just have to grind it out, keep plugging away and eventually things will go your way," he said.

    Magic coach Brian Hill said his team worked as hard as it could to stop Redd.

    "Michael Redd is an outstanding offensive player," Hill said. "He made some big shots down the stretch."

    Dan Gadzuric added 17 points and Bobby Simmons 15, including a 3-pointer that tied the game at 79 as regulation expired.

    "If it doesn't go, we don't go to overtime," Bucks coach Terry Stotts said of Simmons' shot, the only 3-pointer he made in three attempts.

    The Bucks capitalized on Orlando's 3-for-17 shooting in the two extra sessions for its sixth straight home win over the Magic.

    The Bucks, 14-1 at home against Orlando since the start of the 1997-98 season, also earned their season-high fourth straight home victory.

    Hedo Turkoglu led the Magic with 27 points. DeShawn Stevenson added 14 before fouling out in the second overtime. Steve Francis, who came in averaging 20.8 points per game in his career against the Bucks, scored only eight.

    After a season-high five-game winning streak, the Magic have lost six of seven, including four straight on the road.

    Redd's 3-pointer put Milwaukee ahead 88-86 with 3:25 left in the second overtime. Turkoglu made one free throw, but Gadzuric dunked as Milwaukee went up 90-87 with 1:37 left. Turkoglu made a layup, but T.J. Ford, who finished with 11 points and eight assists, answered with a driving layup to keep the Bucks ahead by three.

    "It was getting longer and longer, going back and forth, back and forth," Gadzuric said. "Shots weren't falling, but eventually we played good solid defense and shut them down."

    Pat Garrity missed a 3-pointer for Orlando and on the Bucks' next possession, Stevenson fouled out and sent Simmons to the line for two free throws. He made them both for the final margin.

    "We played tough in the first overtime, but in the second overtime, we just ran out of gas," Garrity said.

    In the first overtime, Redd made two free throws and Simmons hit a 22-foot shot as the Bucks took an 83-79 lead with 3:29 left.

    The Magic missed their first four shots before Stevenson's layup pulled them to 83-81 with 2:22 to play.

    Redd missed consecutive shots to give Orlando a chance, and Turkoglu eventually tipped in a miss by Stevenson to tie it at 83 with 13 seconds to play. Redd missed a baseline jumper as time expired in the first overtime.

    In regulation, Dwight Howard made two free throws as the Magic took the lead at 77-76 with 2:24 to play.

    Stevenson scored on a layup, but after a timeout by Orlando, the Magic turned the ball over and Ford worked the ball to Simmons, who hit a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left.

    Francis had one last opportunity to win it for Orlando, but missed as the clock wound down. The Magic made several attempts to tip it in, but time expired.

    "We didn't execute on our last two offensive possessions down the floor and it cost us the basketball game," Hill said.

    Game notes

    Bucks forward Toni Kukoc missed the game due to a sprained left elbow. It had been bothering him the past few days. He is day-to-day. ... Bucks center Jamaal Magloire fouled out in the second overtime. He had 18 rebounds and one point. ... The Magic, who beat Milwaukee at home on Dec. 26, have not won two in a row from the Bucks since Feb. 14 and April 9, 1999.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 89 94
    FGM-FGA 32-90 (.356) 35-88 (.398)
    3PM-3PA 7-17 (.412) 5-15 (.333)
    FTM-FTA 18-26 (.692) 19-26 (.731)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-47 13-52
    Assists 18 21
    Turnovers 21 19
    Steals 6 9
    Blocks 4 7
    Fast Break Points 10 17
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (1/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 9

    Top Performers

    Hedo Turkoglu Turkoglu
    Points: 27
    Reb: 8
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 1
    Dan Gadzuric Gadzuric
    Points: 17
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 3