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Milwaukee at Toronto

Bucks topple Raptors to win third straight game

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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TORONTO -- Michael Redd is anxious to get the Milwaukee Bucks winning again after injuries wrecked their season.

Redd scored 21 points and the Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 94-81 Friday night for their third straight victory.

Charlie Bell added 19 points and Andrew Bogut had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who went 3-17 with Redd out of the lineup with an injured knee.

"We're hungry now. We've been humbled by our record," said Redd, whose team is 22-37. "We're going to try to make a playoff push, if not we'll finish off strong."

The Bucks ended an 11-game road losing streak against a team that has the best record in the Eastern Conference since the start of the year.

Milwaukee's Bobby Simmons, Charlie Villanueva, Mo Williams and Dan Gadzuric have also missed significant time because of injuries.

"If we had our full roster all year long we could be up in there in the seeding," Redd said. "That's the frustrating thing about it. Even though we're not out of it mathematically we've got to keep playing."

All-Star Chris Bosh had 14 points on just eight shots for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who are 9-2 in their last 11 home games.

Toronto failed to get the ball to Bosh, who was double-teamed every time he touched it. Fans, recently excited by the resurgent Raptors, booed in the final seconds.

"They made a concerted effort to take Bosh out of the game," Toronto coach Sam Mitchell said. "When we threw him the ball, they had two or three people guarding him."

Andrea Bargnani -- the No. 1 pick in the draft -- had 16 points and nine rebounds for Toronto.

Milwaukee shot 45 percent compared to 37 for Toronto.

The Raptors struggled against the Bucks' zone defense.

"We didn't make shots. It's as simple as that," Toronto's Morris Peterson said. "You hate to see Chris take eight shots, you'd like him to take more, but I'm pretty sure he was trying to play in the flow of the game."

Jose Calderon cut Milwaukee's lead to six with 8:12 left, but the Bucks followed with a 9-0 run highlighted by Redd's 3-pointer and layup.

"That's my job, man," Redd said. "Just making sure we close the door on them."

Milwaukee outscored Toronto 26-18 in the fourth quarter as Toronto shot just 7-for-19 in the period.

Former Raptor Charlie Villanueva had 14 points in 24 minutes.

T.J. Ford, who was traded for Villanueva, had 10 points and nine assists for the Raptors.

Notes

  • Bargnani will fly to Italy on Saturday to be with his ailing grandfather and will miss Saturday's game in Cleveland.
  • Toronto general manager Bryan Colangelo has put up a scoreboard in the locker room listing the Atlantic and Eastern Conference standings.
  • Toronto's Anthony Parker didn't play because of a sprained right ankle.
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Milwaukee (22-37) «2127202694
Toronto (32-27) 2223181881
MIL:M. Redd 21 Pts
MIL:A. Bogut 11 Reb
MIL:M. Williams 8 Ast
TOR:A. Bargnani 16 Pts
TOR:C. Bosh 10 Reb
TOR:T. Ford 9 Ast
Players of the Game
TorontoMilwaukee

C. Bosh

A. Bogut
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
1410318113

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Milwaukee
C. Bell, SF458-170-013219
M. Williams, PG425-172-268313
M. Redd, SG387-185-523321
A. Bogut, C388-142-3113318
B. Skinner, PF210-10-04030
C. Villanueva, PF255-83-4110314
R. Patterson, SF214-71-25029
D. Noel, SF80-00-01100
L. Greer, PG10-00-00000
J. Reiner, C10-00-00000
E. Ilyasova, SF10-00-00000
E. Boykins, PGDid Not Play
B. Simmons, SFDid Not Play
D. Gadzuric, CDid Not Play
D. Markota, PFDid Not Play
Totals 37-8213-1641181994
 45.1%81.2% 
Toronto
C. Bosh, PF404-86-8103114
T. Ford, PG324-112-259010
J. Garbajosa, C315-90-232013
M. Peterson, SG273-122-440310
R. Nesterovic, C221-30-09002
A. Bargnani, PF305-153-490416
J. Calderon, PG223-92-22419
J. Dixon, SG182-70-01025
K. Humphries, PF81-20-03032
J. Graham, SF70-00-01000
D. Martin, PG10-00-00000
U. Slokar, PF10-00-00000
A. Parker, SFDid Not Play
P. Sow, PFDid Not Play
P. Tucker, SGDid Not Play
Totals 28-7615-2247181481
 36.8%68.2% 
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Atl 92 Final
Wash 93
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NY 106
Det 82 Final
Mia 85
Orl 74 Final
SA 98
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Min 83
NO 93 Final
Chi 104
Ind 90 Final
Pho 115
Hou 108 Final
Den 97
Sac 116 Final
LAL 108