NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at LA Clippers
(Tuesday, December 4th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 87, LA Clippers 78
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Michael Redd scored 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Milwaukee roared back to best the LA Clippers, 87-78, at the Staples Center.
Andrew Bogut added 19 points and 12 rebounds for Bucks, who held Los Angeles to just nine field goals and 29 points in the second half en route to snapping a four-game skid. Maurice Williams chipped in with eight points, seven rebounds and nine assists for Milwaukee.
"In the second half we brought energy to the table and our shots fell in," said Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak. "Michael (Redd) stepped up and we moved the ball around well in the fourth quarter."
Corey Maggette had 20 points and six boards for the Clippers, who have dropped six in a row. Tim Thomas finished with 16 points while Chris Kaman had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
"It's a disappointing loss," said Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy. "We had a good first half but we let them have too many second chance opportunities in the second half. Right now things are not good for us."
Down 13 points at the half, the Bucks got right back in the game with a dominating third quarter. Milwaukee used a stingy defense to hold the Clippers to just 15 points in the stanza and deadlocked things at 64 heading to the final frame.
The Bucks stayed hot early in the fourth quarter. Bogut's layup, with 6:32 remaining, put Milwaukee on top 72-67.
The Clippers finally awoke at that point and scored seven of the game's next nine points. Thomas buried a three to cap the mini-run and give the Clippers a 74-73 edge with 3:59 remaining.
Redd retaliated with a three of his own and followed that with a driving layup to see-saw the Bucks back in front, 78-74, with 2:57 on the clock.
Los Angeles drew within a bucket when Dan Dickau sunk a pair of free throws but Redd answered again, this time drilling a three over Quinton Ross to make it 83-78 with just 1:41 left.
The Clippers never scored again as Milwaukee held on for the win.
The Clippers took a 26-18 advantage after the opening 12 minutes and used a 9-2 run to end the second quarter with a 49-36 edge. Maggette deposited a pair of layups during the burst and Cuttino Mobley connected on a three.
The Bucks are just 2-6 on the road this season...The Clippers had won five in a row versus Milwaukee and seven in a row in Los Angeles.
12/05 01:30:22 ET