NBA Game Summary - Seattle at Milwaukee
(Sunday, February 27th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 99, Seattle 73
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Michael Redd poured in a game-high 35 points, and Milwaukee took advantage of a poor shooting Seattle squad to rout the SuperSonics, 99-73, at the Bradley Center.
Redd ended 14-of-25 for the Bucks, who shot a solid 51 percent from the floor to earn their third win in their last four contests. Desmond Mason collected 19 points with 11 rebounds, while Joe Smith tacked on 16 points for Milwaukee, which finished 41-of-81 overall in the win.
Ray Allen paced Seattle with 16 points. Ronald Murray added 11 off the pine and Antonio Daniels contributed 10 points for Seattle, which had its three- game winning streak come to an abrupt end.
The SuperSonics recorded a season-low in points, while shooting a season-low 29.4 percent in the loss.
The Bucks raced out to an 11-0 lead as Seattle's shooting was non-existent in the first quarter. The SuperSonics missed their first nine shots of the game and didn't post their first points of the contest until Reggie Evans converted a layup at the 6:30 mark of the stanza.
Milwaukee took advantage of Seattle's bad shooting, pushing the lead to 21-8 thanks to two free throws by Mason with 3:54 remaining in the quarter. Mercifully the stanza would come to an end for Seattle as the visitors trailed 31-10.
The Bucks shot a scorching 59 percent from the floor after 12 minutes of play, while the SuperSonics converted just 3-of-22 field goals for a dismal 13 percent after 12 minutes of action.
Seattle, though, clawed its way back into the game in the second. After Redd's trey to open the frame pushed the margin to 24 at 34-10, the SuperSonics responded with a 24-9 burst to slice the lead to single digits. Lewis' reverse layup capped the run, pulling Seattle within a 43-34 score with 2:38 left in the half.
However, Milwaukee would then close out the frame with a quick 6-0 spurt to head into the locker room with a 49-34 advantage. Redd led all players with 17 points for the Bucks at the break.
The SuperSonics would hang around and pull within 58-46 on Allen's jumper in the lane with 5:26 to go in the third. However, the Bucks followed by ending the quarter with a 17-6 run, capped by Redd's steal and subsequent break-away dunk to end the stanza.
Milwaukee would then take a commanding 75-52 lead into the fourth. The Bucks' cushion would balloon to 25, 89-64, on Redd's jumper midway through the final quarter, and the Sonics never recovered from that point on.
Seattle tied a season-low for points in a quarter with 10. The SuperSonics scored 10 in the fourth quarter during a 94-79 road setback at Atlanta back on December 30th...The SuperSonics had a five-game road winning streak come to an end...Seattle forward Reggie Evans left the game in the third quarter with a sprained right ankle. He did not return and finished with four points and is listed as day-to-day...Seattle fell to 18-8 in foreign buildings this season, while the Bucks improved to 16-11 within their friendly confines...Milwaukee center Dan Gadzuric left the game in the first quarter with a strained upper back and did not return. He ended with two points...Seattle shot 6-of-23 from beyond the arc...The Bucks Maurice Williams netted eight points to go along with 10 assists.
02/27 18:17:29 ET