NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Golden State
(Friday, March 25th)
Final Score: Golden State 118, Milwaukee 117 (OT)
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Derek Fisher's three-pointer as time expired in overtime lifted the Golden State Warriors over the Milwaukee Bucks, 118-117, at The Arena in Oakland.
Baron Davis finished with a team-high 29 points and 11 assists as the Warriors won their fourth contest in five games. Jason Richardson netted 24 points and dished out eight assists, while Troy Murphy chipped in 15 points in the win. Adonal Foyle pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds.
Michael Redd led all scorers with 33 points, while Desmond Mason added 32 points for the Bucks, who dropped their fourth straight contest. Maurice Williams had 17 points in the losing effort.
Both clubs remained close in overtime and the game was tied at 115-115 when Milwaukee had a chance to regain the lead. Redd dribbled the ball at the top of the key with Richardson guarding him. Working into the lane, Redd was able to hit a fadeaway jumper to give the Bucks a 117-115 lead with 4.9 seconds left.
On the ensuing inbounds pass, Richardson was unable to find an open shot on the baseline but he spotted a wide open Fisher on the perimeter, who delivered the game-winning trey as time expired.
"When you're in a position to make the shot its a great feeling," Fisher said. It's a good feeling for the team because you fight hard to get in the position to win."
"To be frank, that is typical of our season," Redd stated of the game's ending. "From the very first game against Orlando and the game we had against Miami that we should have won. We just couldn't finish the game tonight."
Mike Dunleavy stretched the Golden State lead to five in the early moments of the fourth quarter when his bucket made it 87-82 with 8:21 left in the game.
Milwaukee wouldn't go away though and grabbed a 94-93 lead, following Williams' field goal with less than five minutes remaining.
The lead continued to see-saw back forth down the stretch until Golden State grabbed a seemingly comfortable 105-101 cushion with 2:00 on the clock.
After a Joe Smith bucket brought the Bucks within a deuce, Zaza Pachulia tied the game at 105-105, hitting a pair from the free throw line with 11.7 ticks left.
The Warriors had one last chance to win the game in regulation, but Richardson's last second attempt hit the front of the rim, sending the game into the extra session.
Milwaukee held a 27-20 lead after the first 12 minutes of play. Golden State battled back in the second quarter and was able to garner a 47-46 advantage at intermission.
The Warriors continued to lead through three quarters, staking an 81-78 lead into the final frame.
Golden State shot 49 percent from the floor and connected on 11 three- pointers in the win...Milwaukee shot a blistering 51 percent on field goals, but committed 20 turnovers in the loss.
03/26 02:10:08 ET