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Redd leads balanced Bucks with 21 points

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks followed one of their worst home losses with a dominating performance.

The Bucks, losers of five of their last eight games, held Chicago without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes of the second half and beat the Bulls 110-81 Tuesday night.

Michael Redd finished with 21 points for the Bucks, who snapped a two-game home losing streak and showed signs of breaking out of their slump.

"I think it will, I really do," Redd said. "It was just good to get a win. Not only a win, but a blowout win. I don't care who we're playing, it's a great win for us."

Ray Allen finished with 20 points and seven rebounds before he left with a pulled right hamstring early in the third quarter. Sam Cassell, who left to ice his left big toe early in the fourth quarter, finished with 19 points and six assists.

Anthony Mason also added 19 points for Milwaukee. Glenn Robinson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks

"It was long needed, especially a big game like this, from
beginning to end," Mason said.

Milwaukee, which lost by 25 points to Sacramento on Sunday -- its
worst defeat at home since March 10, 2000 -- used an 18-0 run to
take control, 16 coming at the end of the third quarter.

"I think it was all about rhythm and flow," Milwaukee coach George Karl said. "It was the best flow in a long time. I don't care who we're playing, we created that with our intensity."

Chicago, which lost its seventh consecutive game, got 14 points, 12 in the first half, from Jalen Rose.

Eddy Curry added 12 points for the Bulls, who lost for the ninth
time in 10 games.

"They played like they're capable of," Rose said. "They had a little swagger like they haven't had against any other team, especially here recently."

Curry's basket with 4:07 left in the third quarter was Chicago's
last field goal until the 6:27 mark in the fourth quarter.

Milwaukee also used a run to take control late in the second
quarter. After a 14-2 burst by Chicago to give the Bulls a 43-38
lead, their biggest of the game, Milwaukee closed out the first
half with a 10-0 run for a 53-46 lead.

"It was just one of those nights," Charles Oakley said. "They
were getting everything. ... They had a party."

Game notes
Milwaukee's Tim Thomas missed his third game of the season.
He sprained his right knee and left Sunday's game in the second
quarter. Thomas, listed as day to day, also did not play in two
February games. ... Chicago's Marcus Fizer missed his third
straight game with a right ankle sprain. He is also day-to-day. ...
Robinson tied a season high with six assists. ... Chicago is 3-28
on the road, 1-18 against the Eastern Conference. ... Milwaukee won
its eighth consecutive home game against Chicago. ... Chicago has
made a 3-pointer in 40 straight games.

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