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
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
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)
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
"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.''
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.