The second-year center had career-highs of 19 points and 13
rebounds, leading the Bucks over Golden State 94-89 in overtime
The Warriors had only two field goals in the final 5:42 minutes
of regulation and didn't score in overtime until 10 seconds
"We shut them down toward the end," Gadzuric said. "We had to
really concentrate on defense and really pack it up inside, not let
them have second shots."
Gadzuric also had five blocks and three steals, two of which he
converted into full-court dashes for rousing dunks.
"He played huge for us tonight," Milwaukee coach Terry Porter
said. "He did a great job controlling the paint, finishing around
"He had a couple steals, couple dunks that really got people
going and that was great to see."
The Warriors lost to an Eastern Conference team for the first
time in six games this season. The Bucks scored the first six
points of overtime, and the Warriors came close to being shut out
in the extra period.
There was no scoring in overtime until Redd put back a miss by
Ford with 2:50 left. Damon Jones followed with his only field goal
of the game to make it 91-87, and Redd hit a jumper with 17 seconds
left for a six-point lead.
The Bucks took an 87-85 lead with 38 seconds left in regulation
when Joe Smith converted a miss by Mason, but Van Exel tied it on a
running floater from the left side of the lane with 17 seconds to
Ford missed what would have been the winning layup with two
seconds to play, and Mike Dunleavy's 3-pointer bounced off the rim
at the buzzer.
The score was tied at 50 at halftime thanks to the third
3-pointer in the final 3:30 of the second quarter by Van Exel, who
banked in his shot from just beyond mid-court. Redd scored 16
points in the first half, 14 coming in the first quarter.
Redd's play impressed Van Exel.
"He's playing great," Van Exel said. "He's finally getting
his chance to do what he's been wanting to do since he's been in
"He's showcasing himself."
Golden State was the last Western Conference team to lose
to an Eastern Conference team. ... Milwaukee F Tim Thomas (sprained
ankle) missed his eighth straight game. He's day-to-day. ... The
Warriors and Memphis are the only teams with six players averaging
in double figures. ... Golden State F Calbert Cheaney suffered a
bruised hip in the first half but returned in the third quarter.
... There were 14 ties and 11 lead changes.