Monday, January 5, 2009

Bucks Choke Out The Raptors

Toronto (14-21) dominated the Bucks (17-19) in the first quarter tonight, and led up until the very last moments of the third period. Toronto did lead by 13 at one point during the contest as well. After a see-saw 4th in which the lead changed hands a few times Luke Ridnour put the dagger in with two giant three pointers. Both occurred in last 3 minutes including one to put the Bucks up 5 with 34 seconds left. The Bucks closed it out winning 107-97.

Michael Redd has just be phenomenal lately. Tonight was no difference. He was the catalyst and looks like he's posturing for an All-Star spot even with missing a significant amount of games early on. Redd poured in 35 in a game where Bogut was once again not in action due to back spasms. That puts Redd at 25+ points per game over his last five. Bench scoring was a giant advantage with 3 players scoring in double figures. Bell and Session added 11 points with Sessions dropping 8 dimes and Charlie V found his stroke again giving the Bucks 25 huge points on 11-22 shooting.

Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, while only scoring 4 managed to grab 11 rebounds to pick up some of the slack left by the ailing Bogut. Toronto's Chris Bosh had a double double with 31 and 11 to lead the Raptors. The only real question tonight was....Where was Richard Jefferson? He only had 6 points, but really we are splitting hairs, it was a good win and Richard showed his selflessness by being a distributor when the shots just were not falling.

When you wind up the Box Score....pop goes the stats.

Statonomics - The Bucks hit a season high 11 three pointers. The Bucks managed to win despite allowing the Raptors to shoot a crazy high 54% from the field while only hitting 48% themselves. Milwaukee had 6 fewer turnovers than the Raptors.

TBC's Buck of the Game: Michael Redd - 35 points on 10-20 shooting, 4 three pointers, 9-9 from the charity stripe, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal. Not only is he scoring these days, hes getting rebounds and assists to help out the team. He has also become a sneakily decent defender this year.

Milwaukee stays home to face the Philadelphia 76ers (13-20) Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.

(AP Photo By Morry Gash)


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