NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at New Orleans
(Wednesday, November 25th)
Final Score: New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 99 (OT)
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Darren Collison outplayed fellow rookie Brandon Jennings, as his 18-point night included a three-pointer to send the game into overtime and a go-ahead free throw in the extra session to lead New Orleans to a 102-99 victory over Milwaukee.
Collison, still starting in placed of the injured Chris Paul, also had eight assists and seven rebounds in the Hornets' fourth win in five games. David West ended with a game-high 27 points and 10 rebounds for the victors.
Jennings made just 4-of-15 from the field to finish with 14 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Bucks, who have dropped two straight. Luke Ridnour logged 23 points and 10 assists, while Hakim Warrick tallied 22 points and 10 boards in the setback.
It was no more than a two-possession game throughout the fourth. The lead changed hands three times in the final frame, and two Jennings free throws gave the Bucks a 91-88 cushion with 11.8 left.
Collison answered with the tying three at the top of the key 4.3 seconds later, and Jennings lost the ball at the other end to send the game to an extra session.
"We didn't get a shot off. It didn't happen. Sometimes that happens," Jennings said.
Each team netted just one field goal in the first 3 1/2 minutes of overtime to keep the game tied. After Warrick and Darius Songaila traded baskets around the one-minute mark, Collison stripped Jennings and was subsequently fouled.
"That was the crack that got us ahead...We were able to hang in there and hang on to finish out the game from that point," Hornets head coach Jeff Bower said of Collison's steal.
He hit both free throws for a short-lived lead, as Jennings came down with a quick layup in traffic to tie things again, 99-99, with 27 seconds left.
Collison dribbled down the clock and got in the lane before getting fouled again. He hit the first of two, and the rebound on the second miss hit off several players before caroming back to Devin Brown, who made both freebies.
With five seconds to go, Milwaukee called timeout and gave the ball to Michael Redd, whose contested three from the right wing hit off the rim to end the game.
Milwaukee scored the final eight points of the first quarter to take a 30-20 lead after 12 minutes. The Bucks cooled off in the second frame but still led, 47-39, at the break and held a two-point lead, 70-68, at the end of the third.
Redd played nearly 30 minutes off the bench, ending with 11 points on 4-of-16 shooting for the Bucks, who received 12 points from Charlie Bell....Devin Brown and Peja Stojakovic had 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Hornets, who committed 23 turnovers in the win...The Hornets have won eight straight against the Bucks...New Orleans made 28-of-31 foul shots, compared to a 16-of-22 effort from the stripe from Milwaukee.
11/26 00:53:29 ET