Michael Redd scored 20 of his 39 points in the third quarter and
the Bucks set an NBA record with only two turnovers in a 96-89
victory over the Pacers on Saturday night
The previous mark for fewest turnovers in a game was three,
accomplished seven times.
"Two turnovers in a game says a lot about our passing, our
ability to share the ball and our good decisions," Milwaukee coach
Terry Stotts said. "I'll take that any night."
Redd, who had 10 points at the half, shot 8-for-10 from the
field, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range in the third quarter as
the Bucks won their sixth straight game at home. The streak matches
their longest of the season.
"I was just feeling my way," Redd said. "I was just playing;
not trying to force nothing. I know they were kind of holding me a
bit, so I had to pick my spots. My team did a great job of finding
me. Really, there were no plays being called. We were just
Milwaukee remained in sixth place in the Eastern Conference,
taking a 1½-game lead over No. 7 Indiana.
"You don't want to get caught up watching the standings,"
Stotts said. "It's a tight race and it can shift. Every game from
here on out is going to have significance in the playoff race. It's
Redd, whose career-high is 41 points, shot 16 of 29 from the
floor to go with six rebounds as Milwaukee beat Indiana for the
10th time in the last 12 meetings at the Bradley Center.
"He made big plays for them," Jermaine O'Neal said of Redd.
"He made tough shots for them. And we didn't stop him."
Added Stotts: "He was in a zone."
The Pacers got 27 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four
blocks from O'Neal, who missed the game on Thursday against Phoenix
with a sore left groin. Jamaal Tinsley added 15 points and seven
assists, and Fred Jones tallied 14 points.
"They got stops, they made plays and we didn't, again," O'Neal
said. "It is what it is."
After Redd's offensive burst in the third quarter, Milwaukee
started the final quarter with an 11-0 run.
Redd's free throw on a defensive three-second violation gave
Milwaukee its biggest lead of the game, 83-72, with 7:22 remaining.
After shooting 55.8 percent through the first three quarters,
Indiana missed its first six shots of the fourth and failed to
score until Jones' 3-pointer with 6:53 left. A free throw by
Tinsley cut Milwaukee's lead to 85-80 with 2:47 to play, but Redd
hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired for an 88-80 lead with
"We're doing some things better, but we're not a perfect
team," Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said. "We have to do things a
certain way and we have to be very precise at both ends of the
court to give ourselves a chance to win against good teams,
especially on the road."
Milwaukee led by 10 points in the first quarter but trailed at
T.J. Ford started after being inactive the previous four
games with a left quad strain. ... Jones started in place of
Stephen Jackson, who did not play after spraining his left ankle
midway through the second quarter on Thursday. ... The Bucks play
their next three games on the road (Miami, Orlando and Memphis).
... Milwaukee has one game remaining against the Central Division
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