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Magic road trip ends with a blowout loss to Bucks

By Associated Press
Published December 4, 2005

MILWAUKEE - Michael Redd scored 30 and Dan Gadzuric added a season-high 16 to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 104-84 on Saturday night.

Redd had 17 second-half points and finished with five assists and three rebounds for the Bucks, who shot 56.6 percent (43-for-76) from the field.

After Orlando rookie Travis Diener's 3-pointer cut Milwaukee's lead to five at 78-73 with 7 minutes, 55 seconds left, Gadzuric scored the Bucks' next nine points.

Gadzuric, who averages 3.6 points a game and had a total of 13 points in his past three games, capped his scoring spree with an alley-oop dunk that gave Milwaukee an 89-75 lead with 5:24 left.

Jameer Nelson led Orlando, playing without Steve Francis (bruised chest) for the second straight game, with 20 points.

DeShawn Stevenson scored 15, and Diener, a former Marquette star who made his NBA debut Dec.2, was 5-for-6 from the field and finished with 14 points.

RAPTORS 95, NETS 82: Chris Bosh scored a season-high 29 points and Morris Peterson added 24 to lead Toronto to its third win of the season and second road victory in two nights.

Playing without second-leading scorer Mike James, sidelined because of lower back soreness, Toronto improved to 3-15 and shed the dubious distinction of having the league's worst record. Atlanta, which lost to the Raptors on Friday night, is 2-13.

Jason Kidd led the Nets (7-9) with 17 points, and Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson had 15 apiece. Carter left the game midway through the third quarter after injuring his ankle, but returned later in the period.

GRIZZLIES 90, ROCKETS 75: Damon Stoudamire scored 24 points and visiting Memphis hit a franchise-record 15 3-pointers in winning its fifth straight.

Yao Ming led Houston, which has yet to win consecutive games this season, with 29 points.

MAVERICKS 97, HORNETS 88: Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter to break out of a shooting slump, and host Dallas beat New Orleans for the 15th straight time.

Nowitzki, who scored a season-low 14 points Thursday night against San Antonio, scored 10 consecutive points to help the Mavericks pull away after the Hornets crept within three in the fourth.

PISTONS 92, BULLS 79: Rasheed Wallace scored 26 points and Tayshaun Prince and Chauncey Billups added 17 apiece as visiting Detroit won its fourth straight.

Trailing by 15 in the second quarter, the Pistons tied it at halftime and blew out the Bulls 27-10 in the third.

Chicago's Luol Deng followed a season-high 28-point performance Friday against Boston by scoring a team-high 18. Michael Sweetney added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls, playing their fourth game in five nights.

SPURS 100, 76ERS 91: Tony Parker scored 20 points and Brent Barry hit four 3-pointers in the second half as host San Antonio rallied to beat Philadelphia.

After a pair of free throws by Andre Iguodala tied the score at 55, San Antonio went on a 17-3 run to build a lead the Sixers didn't threaten the rest of the game.

NUGGETS 101, HEAT 99: Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Earl Boykins hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to lift host Denver over Miami.

James Posey's 3-pointer banged off the rim with 5 seconds left and the Nuggets appeared to dribble out the clock, but a video review showed Antoine Walker committed a foul with a second left. After several minutes, the Nuggets inbounded to Boykins and the Heat failed to foul before the buzzer sounded.

[Last modified December 4, 2005, 01:19:16]


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