Milwaukee Bucks WiretapDecember 2008 Milwaukee Bucks Wiretap

RealGM Recaps For Games On Tuesday, Dec. 30th

Dec 31, 2008 8:27 AM

The Blazers, without star Brandon Roy, handed the Celtics their third loss in four games on Tuesday night.

- Atlanta 110, Indiana 104

Team FIC Differential: Hawks +13.2, Pacers -13.2

The Hawks (21-10) held off the Pacers (10-21) in the fourth quarter to move more than ten games over .500. Joe Johnson had 27 points and 7 rebounds; Josh Smith posted 24 points and 6 boards; and Al Horford turned in 12 points and 14 rebounds. Atlanta outrebounded Indiana by seven and limited the home team to 42% shooting. Danny Granger led with 25 points and 7 rebounds; Troy Murphy tallied 10 points and 14 boards; and Jarrett Jack scored 22 points in defeat.

Game FIC Scores

Joe Johnson, Atlanta ? 17.3

Jeff Foster, Indiana ? 17.3

Al Horford, Atlanta ? 16.0

Troy Murphy, Indiana ? 15.5

- New York 93, Charlotte 89

Team FIC Differential: Knicks +2.7, Bobcats -2.7

The Knicks (12-18) jumped out to an 11-point lead in the first quarter and withstood a late charge to defeat the Bobcats (11-21). Wilson Chandler led with 19 points and 7 rebounds; Chris Duhon tallied 15 points and 8 boards; and David Lee contributed 13 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Both teams shot 42%, but New York grabbed 13 offensive rebounds. Gerald Wallace starred with 21 points and 6 rebounds; Raymond Felton posted 12 points, 8 boards, and 8 assists; and Emeka Okafor added 13 points and 15 rebounds.

Game FIC Scores

Chris Duhon, New York ? 17.5

David Lee, New York ? 17.3

Raymond Felton, Charlotte ? 14.3

Emeka Okafor, Charlotte ? 12.9

- Miami 104, Cleveland 95

Team FIC Differential: Cavaliers +20.4, Heat -20.4

The Heat (17-13) jumped out to a 16-point lead after two quarters and handed the Cavaliers (26-5) a rare loss. Dwyane Wade had 21 points and 12 assists; Shawn Marion posted 14 points and 11 rebounds; and Mario Chalmers added 21 points and 8 dimes in the win. Miami outrebounded Cleveland by nine and went 11-for-18 from three-point line. LeBron James led with 38 points and 7 assists on his 24th birthday; Delonte West scored 20 points; and Maurice Williams turned in 10 points and 5 dimes in the loss.

Game FIC Scores

Mario Chalmers, Miami ? 27.0

LeBron James, Cleveland ? 19.3

Dwyane Wade, Miami ? 15.5

Delonte West, Cleveland ? 11.6

- New Orleans 97, Washington 85

Team FIC Differential: Hornets +26.8, Wizards -26.8

The two teams were tied at halftime, but the Hornets (19-9) used a strong second half to knock off the Wizards (6-24). Chris Paul had a triple-double with 15 points, 16 assists, and 10 rebounds; Rasual Butler scored 21 points; and David West turned in 20 points and 6 boards. Both teams shot 45% from the field, but New Orleans outrebounded Washington by three and shot 21-for-26 from the free throw line. Antawn Jamison led with 22 points and 12 rebounds; Mike James posted 16 points and 7 assists; and Andray Blatche added 11 points and 4 boards for the Wizards.

Game FIC Scores

Chris Paul, New Orleans ? 24.9

Rasual Butler, New Orleans ? 12.5

Antawn Jamison, Washington ? 11.0

Mike James, Washington ? 9.5

- Phoenix 101, Memphis 89

Team FIC Differential: Suns +18.2, Grizzlies -18.2

The Suns (18-12) outscored the Grizzlies (10-22) by 20 points in the fourth quarter to record a comeback victory. Leandro Barbosa had 28 points and 4 assists; Shaquille O?Neal posted 24 points and 12 rebounds; and Louis Amundson contributed 10 points and 9 boards. Phoenix limited Memphis to 39% shooting and outrebounded the home team by eighteen. Marc Gasol had 16 points and 11 rebounds; Hakim Warrick scored 25 points; and Rudy Gay contributed 14 points and 5 boards in the loss.

Game FIC Scores

Shaquille O?Neal, Phoenix ? 20.5

Grant Hill, Phoenix ? 18.4

Hakim Warrick, Memphis ? 17.3

Marc Gasol, Memphis ? 16.5

- Dallas 107, Minnesota 100

Team FIC Differential: Mavericks +22.1, Timberwolves -22.1

The Mavericks (19-12) used a 34-16 run over the final twelve minutes to beat the Timberwolves (6-25). Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points and 13 rebounds; Jason Kidd posted 14 points, 16 assists, and 7 boards; and Jason Terry scored 29 points off the bench. Minnesota shot 49%, but turned the ball over four more times than Dallas. Al Jefferson led with 21 points and 9 rebounds; Sebastian tallied 14 points, 5 boards, and 4 assists; and Ryan Gomes scored 19 points for the struggling Wolves.

Game FIC Scores

Jason Kidd, Dallas ? 30.0

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas ? 20.5

Sebastian Telfair, Minnesota ? 12.3

Al Jefferson, Minnesota ? 11.6

- Milwaukee 100, San Antonio 98

Team FIC Differential: Bucks +10.7, Spurs -10.7

The Bucks (15-17) recorded a huge upset over the Spurs (20-11) on Tuesday night thanks to double-doubles from Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut. Luke Ridnour had 21 points and 5 assists; Bogut tallied 20 points and 13 rebounds; and Redd turned in 24 points and 10 boards. Milwaukee shot 52% from the field and outrebounded San Antonio by thirteen. Tim Duncan led with 21 points and 6 rebounds; Michael Finley scored 20 points; and Tony Parker tallied 19 points and 5 assists in defeat.

Game FIC Scores

Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee ? 24.0

Michael Redd, Milwaukee ? 20.0

Michael Finley, San Antonio ? 17.8

Tony Parker, San Antonio ? 17.5

- Portland 91, Boston 86

Team FIC Differential: Blazers +15, Celtics -15

The Blazers (20-12) used a strong second half to hand the Celtics (28-5) their third loss in four games. Steve Blake scored a team-high 21 points, LaMarcus Aldridge posted 20 points and 7 rebounds, and Greg Oden added 13 points and 11 boards. Portland outrebounded Boston by fifteen and limited the defending champions to 40% shooting. Paul Pierce had 28 points, Kevin Garnett tallied 17 points and 8 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo contributed 13 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds for the Celtics.

Game FIC Scores

Rajon Rondo, Boston ? 15.3

Paul Pierce, Boston ? 15.1

Greg Oden, Portland ? 14.1

Steve Blake, Portland ? 13.8

- Sacramento 92, L.A. Clippers 90

Team FIC Differential: Kings +0.5, Clippers -0.5

Brad Miller hit a pair of free throws in the final minute to give the Kings (8-24) a thrilling win over the Clippers (8-22). Kevin Martin had 20 points and 5 rebounds; Brad Miller tallied 15 points and 13 boards; and rookie Jason Thompson added 10 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Both teams shot under 40%, but Sacramento outrebounded Los Angeles by six. Eric Gordon scored a game-high 24 points; Marcus Camby posted 15 points and 24 rebounds; and Baron Davis turned in 11 points, 5 boards, and 4 assists on 3-for-17 shooting.

Game FIC Scores

Marcus Camby, Los Angeles ? 28.1

Paul Davis, Los Angeles ? 14.5

Brad Miller, Sacramento ? 13.5

Mikki Moore, Sacramento ? 9.8

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Bucks Could Deal Lue To Thunder Or Lakers?

Dec 27, 2008 6:22 PM

It is believed that the Bucks have an offer on the table that would send guard Tyronn Lue to the Lakers for center Chris Mihm.

There have also been rumors that Lue could be dealt to Oklahoma City, perhaps as part of a package deal with teammate Charlie Villanueva.

Milwaukee is looking to solidifying their power forward position, and have a number of guards under contract.

Journal Times

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Damon Jones To Join Bucks Saturday

Dec 26, 2008 6:25 PM

Damon Jones will begin his second stint with the Bucks on Saturday when he reports to the team, club officials confirmed Friday.

Jones has been on the 15-man roster since the start of the year. But the veteran 6-foot-3 guard did not report to the team by mutual consent as his agent and Bucks' management explored trade possibilities.

Journal Sentinel

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Bogut Donates $19K To Help Keep Australian League Afloat

Dec 12, 2008 9:41 PM

Bucks' center Andrew Bogut has donated $19,800 to help keep the Australian basketball league in business.

Bogut paid 30,000 Australian dollars to a bank account set up to help pay the staff and players in the Sydney Spirit franchise of the NBL.

"We have been approached by quite a number of fans and businesses wishing to provide direct financial assistance for the Spirit players and coaching staff after their sad story became public recently," interim NBL chief executive Scott Derwin said.

"The league has agreed to act as the primary signatory to this account to ensure there are safeguards in place that will see all proceeds go directly to the Sydney Spirit players and staff."

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