NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Milwaukee
(Thursday, March 15th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 101, San Antonio 90
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Michael Redd scored 29 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat San Antonio, 101-90, snapping the Spurs' 13-game winning streak.
Andrew Bogut added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Milwaukee, which was playing its first game under new head coach Larry Krystkowiak, who took over after Terry Stotts was fired on Wednesday. Lynn Greer and Ruben Patterson donated 14 points apiece for the Bucks, who shot 53.4 percent.
"Well, its awesome," said Krystkowiak. "I'm really proud of the guys for playing as hard as they played. They battled and played one of the better teams in the league. It was a special evening, it's still kind of soaking in."
Brent Barry scored 20 points for the Spurs, who had been holding opponents to 42 percent shooting during the winning streak. Tony Parker contributed 15 points and eight assists and Tim Duncan added 13 points and 13 boards for San Antonio.
Greer, who scored all of his career-high 14 points in the fourth quarter, put Milwaukee ahead 92-85 with a three-pointer with 4:25 to go. Greer, then drilled another trey with 2:41 left that extended the lead to 95-86 with just 2:41 left to play.
"Milwaukee had better focus, were more aggressive, and exhibited more passion and desire for the game than we did," said San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. "They were more aggressive on the boards, transition, and defense. It was a really poor showing on our part, but a lot of that had to do with the energy and aggressiveness that Milwaukee displayed. It was really disappointing."
After an evenly played first quarter which ended 23-23, Charlie Bell hit two consecutive three-pointers to open the second. Milwaukee then held the lead the rest of the half and led 52-43 at the intermission.
After Bogut scored the first two points of the second half, San Antonio went on a 9-0 run, capped by a Bruce Bowen four-point play which cut the Bucks lead to 54-52 with just under 10 minutes left in the third quarter.
Moments later Barry drilled a three and the Spurs took a 57-56 edge with 7:51 left in the third stanza. The Bucks answered with an 11-4 spurt, capped by a Redd layup giving Milwaukee a 67-61 advantage with 2:47 left in the third.
Milwaukee led 69-64 heading into the final quarter.
Milwaukee's Mo Williams was ejected in the third period for arguing a call. Williams had to be restrained and threw his jersey into the stands in protest...Duncan was just 3-for-8 from the foul line...Milwaukee outrebounded San Antonio, 46-26...Milwaukee had lost two straight and four of its last five coming into the game.
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