Bucks beat Knicks in OT

April 1, 2008 8:43:19 PM PDT
Michael Redd finished with 36 points and Bobby Simmons added a season-high 24 points in the Milwaukee Bucks' 119-115 overtime win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday.Andrew Bogut, who missed the last two games because of a broken nose, chipped in with 24 points and 13 rebounds for Milwaukee. The Bucks snapped a four-game losing streak and won for just the second time in the last 12 games.

New York's Quentin Richardson scored 22 points and Zach Randolph and Jamal Crawford each added 19.

The Knicks lost their fifth straight road game and are 2-15 in their last 17 games.

Simmons, who averages 6.7 points per game, scored the first six points in overtime to give Milwaukee a 115-111 lead with 2:45 remaining.

After a basket by Wilson Chandler cut Milwaukee's lead to 115-113, Desmond Mason hit a shot and Bogut added a free throw for a 118-113 lead with 1:11 remaining.

Crawford then threw a pass out of bounds, but Simmons was called for an offensive foul on the other end.

On New York's next possession, Randolph missed a jumper and Richardson missed a 3-pointer.

Redd made a free throw with 16.7 seconds remaining and Richardson's field goal put the score at 119-115 with 4.7 seconds left.

New York forced overtime when Richardson made two of three free throws with a second left.

After Simmons' lay-up gave Milwaukee a 109-107 lead with 1.8 seconds remaining, Richardson was fouled by Ramon Sessions on a 3-pointer from the corner.

Richardson's first free throw bounced off the front rim but he made the next two to tie the score at 109-109. Milwaukee was unable to get a shot off before the buzzer.

New York started the fourth quarter with an 88-77 lead but Milwaukee used a trapping press and scored the first 11 points to tie the score at 88 with 8:30 remaining.


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