NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Charlotte
(Sunday, January 6th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 93, Charlotte 89
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Charlie Bell scored a season-high 27 points and Andrew Bogut added a season-high 25 as the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 93-89.
Bogut added eight rebounds and Mo Williams donated 17 points for Milwaukee, which had lost seven of its previous nine games. Bobby Simmons finished with 10 points and eight boards for the Bucks, who were without leading scorer Michael Redd.
Redd missed his second straight game with a deep left thigh bruise.
Gerald Wallace scored 25 points but committed eight turnovers for the Bobcats, who have dropped three in a row and seven of their last eight.
"We've been saying for so long that we are close," said Wallace. "That's getting old. We got to find a way to get over this hump."
Jason Richardson scored 21 points and Raymond Felton had 13 points and 10 assists for Charlotte.
Emeka Okafor's three-point play with 3:51 remaining gave the Bobcats an 87-79 lead. Milwaukee, though, responded scoring the next 12 points.
Bogut's three-point play followed by a Bell layup pulled the Bucks within 87-85 with 2:12 left. Wallace then committed the first of three consecutive turnovers in as many possessions and a Bogut layup tied the game at 87 with 1:34 remaining.
After another Wallace turnover, the teams traded missed shots before Bogut hit a hook shot for an 89-87 lead with 19 seconds to go.
Wallace then turned it over again before Bell made two free throws for a two possession lead, 91-87, with 12 ticks remaining.
"Early in the game the Bobcats were blowing by us and getting easy baskets," said Bogut. "We were finally able to get some stops, make some shots and play really good defense down the stretch."
Milwaukee led 22-15 after the first quarter, but a Wallace three-pointer at the buzzer gave the Bobcats at 47-46 halftime lead.
Richardson drilled back-to-back three-pointers to cap a 12-1 Charlotte run, giving the Bobcats a 66-57 lead with 4:09 left in the third quarter.
Charlotte led 70-66 heading into the final quarter.
Milwaukee coach Larry Krystkowiak said Redd is day-to-day...Charlotte finished with 20 turnovers...Milwaukee center Jake Voskuhl and Charlotte guard Derek Anderson both missed the game due to injuries...Attendance was 10,884.
01/06 21:59:11 ET