NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at San Antonio
(Tuesday, December 30th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 100, San Antonio 98
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Michael Redd scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds -- including a huge rebound on the final play of the game that sealed the victory -- as the Bucks upended the Spurs, 100-98.
Andrew Bogut chipped in 20 points and 14 boards for Milwaukee, which has won four of its last five games. Luke Ridnour ended with 21 points, six assists and five rebounds in the win.
Tim Duncan dropped 22 points and Michael Finley 20 in defeat for the Spurs, who saw their five-game win streak halted. Tony Parker tallied 19 points and 10 helpers. Roger Mason had 15 points and Manu Ginobili 13 with five assists.
Up by two just prior to the midway point of the fourth quarter, a Ginobili steal led to a Mason fast break dunk that put San Antonio on top, 88-84.
However, Ridnour responded with a three, Bogut had a dunk and Redd netted a layup to put the Bucks ahead, 91-88.
The teams traded baskets, and Bogut's two free throws made it 97-93 with 1:05 left. Duncan then missed a layup on the ensuing Spurs possession, and Charlie Bell poured in a reverse layup with 37.7 ticks showing to give the Bucks a six-point lead.
Down by five, Mason nailed a three with 9.3 seconds left to make it 100-98. The Bucks then failed to get a pass off and were called for a five second violation, giving the ball back to the Spurs.
With one last chance to tie or take the lead, Duncan drove in and offered a floating jumper. The bid caromed off the iron and Redd grabbed the ball and ran out the clock to preserve the win.
The Bucks led 31-26 after the first quarter and held a slight 51-49 advantage at the break.
Layups from Bell and Bogut gave the visitors a 78-67 lead late in the third stanza.
The Spurs trimmed their deficit narrowly, 80-74, heading into the final 12 minutes.
Two free throws from Duncan cut it to 80-76 early in the fourth frame.
Charlie Villanueva chimed in with a jumper but Finley nailed a three, Parker hit two free throws and Mason dropped a three to give the Spurs an 84-82 lead with 7:22 left to play.
San Antonio was outrebounded, 43-29...The Spurs fell to 12-6 at home...Milwaukee is just 7-12 on the road this season...The Bucks had dropped five of its last six games in San Antonio.
12/30 23:24:32 ET