MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mike James figured he was going to win the
game. He just had to decide how to do it.
Redd finished with 26 points for Milwaukee, which trailed by 10
points with 10:24 left in the fourth quarter but still won its
third consecutive game.
"The play was designed for me to just run a high pick and
roll," said James, who finished with 10 points. "I just came off
a screen and basically said to myself, 'I'm either going to go all
the way to the basket or I'm going to get fouled and go to the free
Carlos Boozer had 28 points on 12-for-17 shooting and eight
rebounds for Utah, losers of six straight on the road.
"I think we could have executed a little bit better and maybe
gotten just a little bit closer on some of our shots," Utah coach
Jerry Sloan said. "But we're so anxious and so impatient all the
After James' layup, McLeod missed a 3-pointer. Utah fouled Redd
and he made both free throws with 4.8 seconds left for the 89-86
"We were very scrappy," Milwaukee coach Terry Porter said.
"Everybody who played, contributed. We just had to grind the game
out. We finally had the ball bounce our way. Earlier in the year,
they would've made those 3-pointers."
"We had everything in our hands," Giricek said. "We did the
job. It's like milking a cow. You get all the milk and then when
you're done, you spill it."
A driving dunk through the lane by Marcus Fizer capped a 9-2 run
and gave the Bucks an 82-81 lead with 2:38 remaining. It was their
first lead since a 17-16 advantage with 2:14 left in the first
"We just tried to make guys shoot bad shots, block out and get
the rebound," Fizer said.
Giricek's basket gave Utah an 83-82 lead with 2:13 left.
Fizer made two free throws and Zaza Pachulia made one of two
free throws to give Milwaukee an 85-83 lead with 43.9 seconds
McLeod made his first 3-pointer of the game -- just his second of
the year -- to give Utah an 86-85 lead with 35.1 seconds left.
Utah made all 17 of its free throws. ... Milwaukee has a
four-game winning streak at the Bradley Center but plays four of
its next five games on the road. ... The Bucks are 3-10 against the
Western Conference. ... Utah had just five turnovers in the first
half. ... Milwaukee is 4-1 on Saturdays, its only winning day of