NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at Milwaukee
(Wednesday, February 13th)
Final Score: New Orleans 111, Milwaukee 107
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Peja Stojakovic hit a three-pointer with 15 seconds left to lift the New Orleans Hornets past the Milwaukee Bucks, 111-107, at the Bradley Center.
David West had 22 points and eight rebounds, while Chris Paul finished with 21 points and 10 assists for the Hornets, who have won four straight. Stojakovic added 19 points and Tyson Chandler contributed 15 points and 16 rebounds for New Orleans, which shot a sizzling 55.1 percent.
Michael Redd scored 30 points, while Mo Williams and Desmond Mason added 14 apiece for the Bucks, who have dropped four straight and eight of their last 10 games overall.
Paul's layup with 3:50 left put the Hornets up 105-98 but the Bucks were not finished. After three straight points by Redd, a Yi Jianlian dunk pulled Milwaukee within 105-103 with 1:37 left.
Paul then settled for 1-of-2 from the foul line before a Redd jumper followed by a Yi jumper put the Bucks ahead 107-106 with 28 seconds remaining.
On the ensuing New Orleans possession, Stojakovic got free while the Bucks defense focused on Paul. Stojokovic then quickly drilled a three, putting the Hornets up 109-107 with 15 ticks left.
"It was great execution," said Stojakovic. "What can I say? We stayed in the game and gave ourselves a chance to win the game, and that's what we did. We executed on the offensive end the last couple of plays and made some big stops."
Redd missed an off-balance three on the other end and Paul snatched the rebound, icing the win.
"It really is a similar play to New Orleans' game-winner," said Milwaukee coach Larry Krystkowiak of the Bucks final play. "A little middle action where we set a back screen and they jumped in and Mo (Williams) wasn't able to turn the corner on the handoff. We were going to have Mike (Redd) come out and pretty much do the same thing that (Peja) Stojakovic did, except we didn't get the handoff part of it. So we dropped it down to Mike and he missed a fadeaway jumper."
New Orleans led 31-27 after one quarter and 63-60 at the intermission after an evenly played first half.
The score was even at 86 apiece heading into the final quarter.
New Orleans outrebounded Milwaukee 39-32...Milwaukee shot 50 percent...The Bucks had 29 total assists, while the Hornets finished with 22...New Orleans committed 13 turnovers, but Milwaukee committed just eight...The Hornets, at 36-15, are off to their best start in team history...The Hornets have won five in a row in the series...Attendance was 14,317.
02/13 23:56:49 ET