NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Milwaukee
(Saturday, February 4th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 88, Memphis 78
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Michael Redd returned after missing the last two games and scored 23 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 88-78, at the Bradley Center.
Jamaal Magloire contributed 17 points and 11 boards and Andrew Bogut had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who snapped a two-game losing streak and have won three of their last five games. Bobby Simmons netted 12 points in the victory.
Pau Gasol paced the Grizzlies with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Mike Miller and Brain Cardinal scored 12 apiece in the loss, Memphis' second in a row and fourth in its last five contests.
With the scored tied 48-48, Milwaukee went on a 10-1 streak. However, Memphis responded with a 9-0 run, highlighted by Bobby Jackson's four-point play with 3:04 remaining in the stanza. The Bucks led 66-64 heading into the final frame.
Milwaukee led 70-64 on a pair of Simmons free throws, but the Grizzlies went on a 9-2 rally, capped by Gasol's dunk, to grab a 73-72 edge with 6:06 to play.
However, the Bucks countered with a 16-5 run to close the game, including six points from Magloire and a three-point play from T.J. Ford.
The Bucks led 14-12 before they reeled off a 19-9 spurt, capped by Charlie Bell's layup, to close the frame and make the score 33-21 after 12 minutes of play. Milwaukee dished out 12 assists on 14 field goals in the first quarter.
The Grizzlies outscored the Bucks 21-8 in the second period, including eight points from Cardinal, to lead 42-41 at the half. Milwaukee converted only three field goals and tied a franchise low for points in a quarter.
"Well it was a bad combination going 3-of-17 with eight turnovers," said Milwaukee coach Terry Stotts. "We were probably lucky to have eight points. I give Memphis a little bit of credit, they are a good defensive team. That probably had something to do with it, but I thought we played a little too much off the dribble. Certainly we missed some shots that we could've had."
Milwaukee shot 38.5 percent from the field, while the Grizzlies connected on 39.4 percent of their shots...The Bucks won the rebounding battle, 49-40...Mike Fratello needs one more win to pass Chuck Daly (638) for 17th place on the all-time list...Memphis has lost seven of its last eight games on the road...Joe Smith returned to action for the first time since November 25 against Minnesota and scored three points and five rebounds for Milwaukee. He's missed 37- of-45 games this season...Ford scored 11 points and dished out eight assists...The Bucks scored 33 points in the first quarter and then tallied 33 points in the second and third periods combined.
02/05 01:50:42 ET