NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Miami
(Monday, December 15th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 98, Miami 83
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Michael Redd scored 21 points and dished out five assists, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 98-83 road victory over the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena.
Andrew Bogut posted 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who snapped a six-game road losing streak to improve to 5-11 as the visitor this season. Charlie Villanueva provided 20 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Richard Jefferson had 14 points in the victory.
"I thought we played really hard tonight," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. "I thought we were really in tune. In the third we had a little bit of slippage, but we were able to re-group and not let it get away from us. It's a heck of a road win for us."
Mario Chalmers had a team-high 20 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Heat, who have lost three straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak. Dwyane Wade tallied a season-low 15 points and eight helpers. Shawn Marion had 15 points while Daequan Cook and Michael Beasley each logged 13 points in a losing effort.
"We have to stay together. There are a lot of teams in the Eastern Conference that are either going through a tough stretch right now or have been through a tough stretch," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Now we are one of those teams. It's not how you got there, it's how you respond. This is one of our challenges for this young team."
Redd scored eight early points, as the Bucks jumped out to a 17-9 lead in the first eight minutes of the game. Redd had 16 points in the first quarter overall, and Milwaukee took a 27-18 advantage into the second.
The Bucks opened the second quarter on a 10-1 run to seize a 37-19 lead and took a 56-36 lead into halftime.
Miami shed eight points off its deficit in the third and headed into the fourth down 77-65.
Wade kept the Heat within 12 on a layup 2 1/2 minutes into the fourth, but Charlie Bell scored five consecutive points to put Milwaukee up 17.
The Heat started to chip away at the deficit, as Cook's three with three minutes left made it a 92-83 game. Villanueva made two straight baskets, though, and Milwaukee cruised to the victory from there.
"We wanted to come out here and make a statement," Villanueva said. "We had a tremendous first half. We let up a bit in the third quarter. We were poised. I think our defense was bothering them."
Milwaukee outrebounded the Heat, 44-35...Chalmers shot 8-of-13 from the field -- including 3-of-7 from long range -- for Miami...The Bucks will play the 76ers and Knicks to finish out a three-game road trip.
12/15 22:49:43 ET