NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Miami
(Wednesday, January 2nd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 103, Miami 98
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Mo Williams had 25 points and nine assists as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Miami Heat, 103-98, at American Airlines Arena.
Charlie Villanueva added 15 points and Andrew Bogut finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Bucks, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Charlie Bell donated 12 points.
"It feels good to get our first win in the new year," said Villanueva. "We've had a bad taste in our mouths for a long time. We lost four games in a row and we were just struggling. This is a good way to start off the year."
Dwyane Wade had 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting and eight assists for the Heat, who have lost five in a row. Ricky Davis added 23 points and Chris Quinn 12 for Miami, which was without Shaquille O'Neal.
O'Neal has now missed three straight games with left hip soreness for Miami, which starter its 10th different starting lineup.
"If you take a look a look at the lineups on the court right now it's more of who isn't on the court," said Miami coach Pat Riley. "I think we're trying to change our entire game over the last three of four games to the perimeter game without Shaquille (O'Neal) or Alonzo (Mourning). I think for the most part we have done a good job be we just haven's sustained."
Milwaukee opened the fourth quarter with a 9-0 surge, opening with a Yi Jianlian dunk and ending with Villanueva's three-pointer, giving the Bucks an 80-67 lead with 8:58 left.
Wade hit a three with 28 seconds left, pulling Miami within 101-96. After Royal Ivey made one of two free throws with 23 seconds remaining, the Heat had a chance to cut their deficit to one possession. But Wade turned the ball over, sealing Milwaukee's third road win of the season.
Miami held a 26-22 lead after one quarter, but Villanueva scored six straight points to open the second to give the Bucks a 28-26 lead less than two minutes in.
The Heat, though, responded with an 11-0 run, capped by Quinn's layup for a 37-28 lead with 7:09 remaining in the second quarter. Milwaukee was able to get within 47-45 at the intermission.
Wade, who was held to just 5 points on 1-of-2 shooting in the first half, heated up in the third, scoring 12 points. But it wasn't enough as the Bucks led 71-67 heading into the final quarter.
Milwaukee won on the road for the first time since December 4th against the Clippers...Miami fell to 4-11 at home...Miami was without point guard Jason Williams due to a sore left knee and forward Dorell Wright because of a sprained ankle...The Bucks shot 52.1 percent and the Heat shot 51.4 percent...Milwaukee outrebounded Miami 41-28...The Bucks snapped a six-game losing streak in Miami...Attendance was 19,600.
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