Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 1/5

Game 1: Saturday, January 5th
Game 2: Wednesday, March 6th

Clippers 86

(30-31, 9-21 away)

Bucks 92

(35-25, 19-11 home)

    7:00 PM ET, March 6, 2002

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

    1 2 3 4 T
    LAC 22 24 23 1786
    MIL 17 24 25 2692

    Top Performers

    LAC: D. Miles 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mil: G. Robinson 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Robinson now trails only Jabbar on Bucks' scoring list

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- After leading his team to victory, Glenn Robinson couldn't have been happier about his individual feat.

    Glenn Robinson

    Robinson scored 22 points, passing Sidney Moncrief on Milwaukee's career scoring list, as the Bucks defeated the Clippers 92-86 Wednesday night to snap Los Angeles' three-game winning streak.

    Robinson has 11,596 points, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 14,211 points.

    "It's a big milestone, a great milestone, one I thought I'd never reach," Robinson said. "That's a lot of points, hard to even imagine."

    Does he believe he can catch Kareem?

    "Well, he's in sight, but I'm just happy to be in the same company as Kareem," Robinson said.

    Milwaukee coach George Karl expects to see a lot more points from the former Purdue star known as Big Dog.

    "I'm happy for him," Karl said. "His recognition has kind of been up and down throughout his career. He's moved into a very glamorous position and obviously he's got a lot of years left."

    Ray Allen scored 20 points, Sam Cassell had 13 and Tim Thomas 12 for the Bucks.

    Jeff McInnis had 16 points, Michael Olowokandi 15, Darius Miles 13, Quentin Richardson 12 and Elton Brand 11 for the Clippers.

    Milwaukee took the lead for good when Robinson's jumper started a 9-0 run capped by Ervin Johnson's dunk to make it 80-72 with 5:48 to play. The Clippers closed to three points three times and Brand had a basket wiped out on an offensive foul that would have made it 87-86.

    That was considered the game-breaker by the Clippers, who said they were puzzled by the call.

    "I don't know what happened," Brand said. "If it was a push-off, I want them to look at some tape. It was a very big play and for it not to go our way was tough."

    Miles said, "That turned the game around."

    Coach Alvin Gentry was more diplomatic.

    "They called what they thought they saw, and that's all you can do. You just have to live with that."

    They did get the score to 87-86 with 22 seconds left on a field goal by McInnis. Cassell hit two free throws with 19 seconds left for a three-point lead and, after a turnover, Greg Anthony made one free throw with 11 seconds left.

    "Obviously, we tried to take the ball to the basket, hoping we'd get a call and we didn't," Gentry said of the play in which Doug Overton was stripped of the ball by Allen.

    The Clippers turned it over again and a breakaway dunk by Thomas ended the scoring.

    The Bucks, down 53-47, used an 11-0 run to take their first lead in the third quarter. Allen started it with a 3-pointer, then assisted on a dunk by Joel Przybilla before Anthony Mason's baseline jumper made it 54-53.

    Allen's dunk and Robinson's jumper made it 58-53 before Brand ended the drought for the Clippers, who came back with an 8-2 run and led 69-66 after three quarters.

    After losing 102-89 Tuesday at New York, Robinson said the team played with more confidence at home.

    "That's the beauty of this league," he said. "You don't play well one night, then you come home back home and get our confidence back."

    Game notes

    Only two personal fouls, both against the Bucks, were called the entire first quarter. The only free throw was the result of a defensive three-second technical on the Clippers, but it was missed by Allen ... In 16 of their 35 victories, the Bucks rallied from deficits of more than 10 points. Their biggest deficit Wednesday was nine. ... Anthony, added to the roster Tuesday after being released by Chicago, played 14 minutes and scored three points. ... The Clippers beat the Bucks 86-83 Jan. 5 in Los Angeles. ... With a 30-30 record entering the game, it marked the first time Los Angeles had been at .500 this late in the season since 1991-92 when they finished 41-41 and qualified for the playoffs.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 86 92
    FGM-FGA 32-74 (.432) 37-74 (.500)
    3PM-3PA 3-11 (.273) 5-11 (.455)
    FTM-FTA 19-28 (.679) 13-18 (.722)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 10-40 6-35
    Assists 14 23
    Turnovers 17 17
    Steals 10 10
    Blocks 3 0
    Fast Break Points 6 5
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (1/0) 24 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Los Angeles
    Darius Miles Miles
    Points: 13
    Reb: 4
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 1
    Glenn Robinson Robinson
    Points: 22
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 4
    Blk: 0