Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series starts 11/13

Game 1: Wednesday, November 13th
Game 2: Saturday, December 14th
Game 3: Friday, January 10th
Game 4: Saturday, April 5th

Bulls 101

(3-5, 1-3 away)

Bucks 108

(4-3, 3-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 13, 2002

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHI 30 14 27 30101
    MIL 25 42 17 24108

    Top Performers

    Chicago: D. Marshall 19 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Milwaukee: M. Redd 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Redd's season-high 24 points help Bucks earn win

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Thanks to Michael Redd, the Milwaukee Bucks had the big quarter they desperately needed to beat the Chicago Bulls.

    Michael Redd

    Redd scored a season-high 24 points, including five 3-pointers and 18 points in the second quarter, as Milwaukee built a 25-point lead, blew it and then rallied to defeat the Bulls 108-101 Wednesday night.

    Ray Allen had 19 and Kevin Ollie added a season-high 14 to give Milwaukee its ninth straight victory over the Bulls at the Bradley Center.

    Jalen Rose had 24, rookie Jay Williams added 20 and Donyell Marshall had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who outscored the Bucks in the first (30-25), third (27-17 and fourth (30-24) quarters.

    The Bulls whittled away at the Bucks' 25-point third-quarter lead, then used a 13-0 run to take a 90-89 lead when Lonny Baxter, who had 14 points, scored on a layup with 5:39 left.

    Rose, who had five points during the run and six more in the final minutes, pointed to the Bucks' big second quarter as too much to overcome.

    "Any time you're coming back from such a huge deficit like we built for ourselves in the second quarter, everything becomes magnified, every missed shot, every turnover, every missed assignment,'' he said.

    Tim Thomas, who had 13 points, answered with a layup to put Milwaukee ahead by one. Williams' free throw tied it, but Toni Kukoc, who had missed his all six of his 3-point attempts, hit a 3-pointer to get the lead back for good.

    "Toni's a big-shot shooter,'' Bulls coach Bill Cartwright said. "You got to figure he's going to make that. He did.''

    Rose hit a jump shot on the next possession to make it 94-93, but Kukoc, who finished with a season-high 12 assists, dished to Anthony Mason for a layup and the Bulls never got closer the rest of the way.

    Chicago held a 30-25 first-quarter lead, but Redd and Ollie came off the bench to ignite the Bucks' offense in the second quarter as Milwaukee outscored the Bulls 42-14.

    Redd scored on a jumper, five 3-pointers and a free throw. Ollie added 10 points and Tim Thomas dropped in nine. Kukoc missed all four of his shots, but kept the offense moving with eight assists and five rebounds as the Bucks went 16-of-28 from the floor.

    "It's fun to pass and have guys hit shots, especially on a night like tonight when I can't hit a shot,'' Kukoc said.

    It was the Bucks' highest-scoring quarter this season and gave them a 67-44 halftime lead.

    Kukoc finished with five points after shooting 2-for-11 from the floor. He grabbed six rebounds and had three steals.

    "Michael and Toni were passing and I thought Timmy was in the game with that crew,'' Bucks coach George Karl said. "And everybody was giving us some defensive stops.''

    Game notes

    Jamal Crawford came off the bench and had two points. He returned after visiting his ill grandmother in Seattle. He missed the Bulls' 100-93 victory over New Jersey on Saturday. ... Chicago plays on the road for eight of its next nine games. ... The Bucks came into the game shooting 48.4 from the field, best in the NBA. ... Bucks forward Jason Caffey did not play due to a sore back. His status is day-to-day. ... The Bucks' previous best quarter this season was 34 points in the fourth against Orlando Nov. 2. ... The previous Bulls opponent's record for 3-pointers in a half was four, set several times. ... Redd was 8-of-13 from the floor and 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 101 108
    FGM-FGA 37-76 (.487) 42-88 (.477)
    3PM-3PA 2-12 (.167) 10-24 (.417)
    FTM-FTA 25-32 (.781) 14-23 (.609)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 10-40 12-40
    Assists 18 26
    Turnovers 15 13
    Steals 6 11
    Blocks 6 6
    Fast Break Points 5 9
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (1/0) 26 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Donyell Marshall Marshall
    Points: 19
    Reb: 13
    Ast: 0
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 2
    Michael Redd Redd
    Points: 24
    Reb: 2
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 0