NBA Game Summary - New Jersey at Milwaukee
(Saturday, December 23rd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 115, New Jersey 104
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Mo Williams posted 32 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, as the streaking Milwaukee Bucks downed the New Jersey Nets, 115-104, at the Bradley Center.
"I feel much better," Williams said. "I'm shooting the ball extremely well and pushing it. I'm just trying to get easy shots and create for my teammates at the same time."
Michael Redd scored 21 points for the Bucks, who won their season-high fourth straight. Charlie Bell scored 20 points and Andrew Bogut added 18 points and 10 boards.
Eddie House scored 22 points for the Nets, who lost their second straight. Jason Kidd posted 21 points and 11 assists. Richard Jefferson and Vince Carter both added 18 points for New Jersey, which played its first game without center Nenad Krstic who was lost for the season on Friday night with a torn ACL in his knee.
Milwaukee shot a season-high 43-for-78 (55 percent) from the floor, compared to 39-for-93 (41 percent) by New Jersey.
"That was a rhythm game," House said. "I think anybody that plays needs an extended opportunity to get that rhythm. That includes everybody. We've got to win."
New Jersey started to rally down the fourth-quarter stretch on a 22-10 run sparked by a Carter three-point play with 6:40 left to cut its deficit to 10 points. However, Williams hit four straight free throws and Bell added a pair from the line in the final minute to seal the win for Milwaukee.
Milwaukee attained an early 29-22 first-quarter lead and outscored New Jersey by six in the second for a 54-41 halftime advantage.
The Bucks added five more points to their lead in the third to take an 89-71 advantage into the final period.
This was the third and final meeting of the season between the clubs. The Nets picked up a pair of victories over Milwaukee at Continental Airlines Arena in the two previous contests...New Jersey had a five-game winning streak in this series snapped.
12/24 00:14:52 ET