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Milwaukee at New York

Redd fuels decisive run as Bucks pummel Knicks

CBSSports.com wire reports
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NEW YORK -- The Milwaukee Bucks have made the most of a rough road schedule -- every time they've come to New York, they've left with a win.

Michael Redd scored 21 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their third win this season over the New York Knicks, 105-81 Friday night.

"This was definitely a critical win," Redd said. "As crazy as it sounds, in the East we're both in the playoff hunt."

Although it's a bit early for that, the Bucks (12-16) have already played 18 of their first 28 games on the road, most in team history to start a season and most in the NBA this year.

The Bucks won at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2 and beat the Knicks in Milwaukee later that month.

"I don't know. Certain teams you just fare well against," Redd said. "Some teams you just match up well against, and this is just one of those teams."

Redd scored 12 points in a decisive 25-7 run that spanned the two halves. Richard Jefferson and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute each had 16 points for the Bucks.

Nate Robinson, inserted into the Knicks' lineup to replace Al Harrington after he got caught in traffic, had 21 points.

"They do a great job of team defense," Robinson said. "I ain't gonna take that away from them. This just shows what kind of team they are."

Harrington arrived midway through the first quarter and finished with 16 points, and David Lee had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

After the Bucks took an early lead, Harrington made three 3-pointers, a layup and a jumper to help make it 39-35 with 5:40 to play before halftime.

But Redd connected on a 3-pointer, a jumper and a layup as Milwaukee sprinted out to a 53-37 halftime lead.

The Knicks scored a season-low 15 points in the first quarter, while Quentin Richardson went 0-for-7.

"I think we started well defensively," Andrew Bogut said. "To hold a team in (Mike) D'Antoni's system to 37 points in the first half is an accomplishment."

New York trailed by 25 points in the second half. Wilson Chandler added 11 points and five rebounds for New York.

Notes

  • Tim Thomas left the Knicks bench in the second quarter with a stomach virus and did not return.
  • Milwaukee tied its series with New York at 88 wins apiece.
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'Certain teams you just fare well against,' Michael Redd says about the Knicks.  (AP)
'Certain teams you just fare well against,' Michael Redd says about the Knicks. (AP)

Scoreboard
Milwaukee (12-16) «24293022105
New York (11-15) 1522261881
MIL:M. Redd 21 Pts
MIL:A. Bogut 13 Reb
MIL:L. Ridnour 7 Ast
NY:N. Robinson 21 Pts
NY:D. Lee 14 Reb
NY:C. Duhon 7 Ast
Players of the Game
New YorkMilwaukee

N. Robinson

A. Bogut
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
215410136
Milwaukee
M. Redd, SG387-204-426121
R. Jefferson, SF356-161-222116
L. Mbah a Moute, SF327-122-290416
L. Ridnour, PG315-80-047510
A. Bogut, C294-72-2136510
C. Bell, SG221-32-21214
T. Lue, PG206-70-031113
J. Alexander, SF112-62-23016
C. Villanueva, PF101-50-02112
R. Sessions, PG72-30-02004
A. Croshere, PF41-30-02003
D. Jones, PGDid Not Play
F. Elson, CDid Not Play
M. Allen, PFDid Not Play
D. Gadzuric, CDid Not Play
Totals 42-9013-14432520105
 46.7%92.9% 
New York
N. Robinson, PG417-175-654521
W. Chandler, SF413-84-492111
C. Duhon, PG372-43-31707
D. Lee, PF366-102-3142314
Q. Richardson, SF281-100-08212
A. Harrington, PF326-170-020316
T. Thomas, PF71-12-40004
M. Rose, PF60-10-01010
J. James, PF62-50-01014
A. Roberson, SF61-20-02002
S. Marbury, PGDid Not Play
E. Curry, CDid Not Play
J. Jeffries, PFDid Not Play
D. Gallinari, SFDid Not Play
Totals 29-7516-2043171581
 38.7%80.0% 
Other Games
LAC 117 Final
Ind 109
Phi 109 Final
Wash 103
GS 99 Final
Atl 115
Chi 108 Final
Bos 126
Dal 97 Final
NJ 121
Utah 120 Final
Det 114
LAL 87 Final
Mia 89
Char 112 Final
Mem 83
Tor 83 Final
OKC 91
Sac 96 Final
Hou 107
Cle 105 Final
Den 88