NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at LA Lakers
(Tuesday, November 28th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 109, LA Lakers 105
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Michael Redd scored a game-high 45 points with eight rebounds and five assists in beating the Lakers for the first time in the last 11 tries, as Milwaukee came out victorious, 109-105.
Maurice Williams scored 22 points with six assists and Charlie Bell added 14 points for the Bucks, who have won two of three. Milwaukee shot 50.6 percent from the floor, and Redd made five of the team's seven three-pointers.
"I just wanted to come out and attack, be aggressive, make Kobe (Bryant) work," Redd said. "Thank God things went down for me tonight."
Bryant scored 27 points, but struggled to a 7-of-23 shooting night. Lamar Odom put in a solid night's work with 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in the losing effort.
"He made some difficult shots," Bryant said of Redd. "They set some screens for him and he knocked them down."
Smush Parker and Luke Walton had 14 points apiece for the Lakers, who have lost two of three.
The Bucks entered the fourth quarter with a slim 79-78 lead, but saw the Lakers square the contest at 82-82 on Maurice Evans' layup early in the period.
Milwaukee then ripped off 10 straight points to seize control. Redd took the game into his hands, scoring all of the points in a variety of ways. He converted a three-point play, a layup, two free throws and a long trey.
The Lakers battled back and drew within 108-105 with 18 seconds left on Walton's three-pointer. After Redd dribbled the ball off his foot out of bounds, the Lakers had a chance to tie.
The possession became stagnant and Bryant was forced to rise and fire a 30- foot jumper that hit off the left side of the backboard. Ruben Patterson made 1-of-2 from the foul line to seal the victory.
Milwaukee trailed 30-27 after the first stanza, but turned it up on the defensive end and seized a 52-47 lead at the half.
The Lakers are now 8-2 at home this season...Milwaukee improved to 3-5 on the road...Milwaukee had dropped five straight at the Lakers...Los Angeles had 37 three-pointer attempts...The Lakers held a 43-34 edge on the glass.
11/29 01:56:39 ET