NBA Game Summary - Cleveland at Milwaukee
(Tuesday, February 26th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 105, Cleveland 102
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Michael Redd's long three-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Bucks to a dramatic 105-102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Bradley Center.
Mo Williams had a season-best 37 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists for the Bucks, who have won two in a row after losses in five of six contests. Redd ended with 25 points for the Bucks, who rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final quarter to beat Cleveland for just the second time in the last 10 meetings.
"We definitely feel the momentum," Milwaukee's Charlie Villanueva said. "It was a well-needed win for us with a big play by Mike. We have to stay humble at the same time and keep competing and take it one game at a time."
LeBron James had 35 points and six assists for the Cavaliers, who lost despite getting Anderson Varejao back in the lineup. Varejao, who had missed the last 13 games due to a sprained left ankle, had only six points and six rebounds.
Wally Szczerbiak had 13 points for the Cavs, who had a three-game winning streak broken.
Williams' two free throws extended the Bucks to a 101-98 lead with 15.3 seconds left, but James came back with a layup five seconds later.
Redd then made 1-of-2 foul shots with 10.1 seconds remaining, but a James layup left of the lane tied the game with 5.9 ticks left.
Redd then raced down the court before hoisting up a long straight-away three over Szczerbiak's hands for the victory.
"There is nothing you can do about that when a guy make a 35-footer while fading away," James said. "We made plays to give ourselves a chance to win, but a big shot cost us."
Andrew Bogut chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds, while Desmond Mason had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks. Villanueva scored 10 in the win.
Devin Brown's three-pointer boosted the Cavs to an 87-79 lead less than two minutes in the fourth before Milwaukee rallied. Nine straight Buck points gave them a 94-92 lead with 3:42 left.
Milwaukee had eight turnovers, but none in the first half. During the first 24 minutes, the Bucks made all 16 of their foul shots and ended 32-of-37 for the game.
The Cavs shot out to an 8-0 lead before the Bucks rallied, but they trailed 28-25 going into the second.
Cleveland led by as many as nine in the second quarter, but the Bucks answered and scored the final seven of the half for a 57-53 lead.
Milwaukee was up by as many as seven in the third, but the Cavs shot back and grabbed an 80-77 edge going into the fourth.
Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas (upper respiratory infection) sat out...Damon Jones and Joe Smith each had 12 points for the Cavs, who also got 10 points from Brown...Ben Wallace had 11 rebounds for Cleveland.
02/27 00:21:34 ET