Redd, Magloire pace Bucks in win over Bobcats

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks re-signed Michael Redd
because he is one of the NBA's best shooters, and he earned his
money Saturday night.

Redd scored 23 of his 35 points in the second half as the Bucks
beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91.

Milwaukee won for the second time in two nights and improved to
6-0 against Charlotte.

"He made some very difficult shots," Charlotte coach Bernie
Bickerstaff said. "That ball basically didn't touch the rim and
that is what they pay him for."

Redd, who has scored 30 points or more 15 times this season,
scored 15 points in the third quarter.

"He was very impressive," Milwaukee's Jamaal Magloire said.
"He made shots, got everyone involved."

Trailing 56-55 early in the third quarter, Milwaukee went on an
8-1 run to grab a 63-57 lead. Charlotte's Primoz Brezec then scored
back-to-back baskets as the Bobcats cut the lead to 63-61.

Redd then sparked a 15-4 run with three 3-pointers and a free
throw, and Mo Williams fed Andrew Bogut for an alley-oop dunk, as
the Bucks pushed their lead to 78-65 at the end of three quarters.

"That's something I needed tonight to help my confidence,"
Redd said. "I haven't had a night like that in quite a while. My
teammates were finding me."

After a 44-point first-half, Milwaukee scored 34 points in the
third quarter, making 14 of 23 shots for 61 percent.

Charlotte got no closer than six points in the fourth quarter,
falling to 4-18 on the road.

"We did a good job (in the second half)," Redd said. "This is
a game we had to have."

The injury-depleted Bobcats were without leading scorer Gerald
Wallace, who didn't travel with the team after spraining his left
knee Friday against Orlando.

"We had injuries to everyone," Charlotte's Brevin Knight said.
"We still have got people who are playing that probably could sit
down, but that's the NBA."

A night after facing the Atlanta Hawks, whose 10 wins rank last
in the NBA, Milwaukee beat an 11-win Charlotte team.

Charlotte, which leads the NBA with 10.5 steals per game, had 10
steals in the first half and forced 13 turnovers. The Bobcats
scored 15 points off the turnovers to lead 47-44 at halftime.

The Bobcats' defensive effort offset their shooting, which was
at 37 percent in the first half.

"We did well early in the game," Knight said.

Charlotte, which lost at home to Orlando on Friday, scored the
game's first 10 points as Milwaukee had five turnovers. Milwaukee
battled back to grab a 21-19 lead, but the Bobcats scored the final
eight points of the quarter to lead 27-21.

Brezec scored 21 points for the Bobcats, who lost for the 11th
time in 12 games. Jumaine Jones added 18.

Milwaukee, which outrebounded Charlotte 51-36, got 13 points and
a career-high 22 rebounds from Magloire, who said not having to
play against the likes of Emeka Okafor and Sean May gave him a
chance to have a big game.

"I thought tonight was a good opportunity, because they were so
depleted up front," Magliore said. "I attacked the ball, felt
light on my feet. My position and timing felt great."

Bogut scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds.

"Andrew and Jamaal did a fantastic job of rebounding the
ball," Milwaukee coach Terry Stotts said.

Playing without injured point guard T.J. Ford, the Bucks
committed a season-high 24 turnovers.

Game notes
Ford sat out his second straight game with a hamstring
injury. Jermaine Jackson made his second straight start in Ford's
place. ... Redd was called for a three-second violation on
back-to-back possessions. ... Milwaukee is 17-1 when scoring at
least 100 points.

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