Bucks 102, Trail Blazers 94

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 6 (AP) -- Michael Redd just needed a little rest to get him going.

Redd scored 19 of his team-high 33 points after the end of the third quarter to help Milwaukee beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-94 in overtime.

"I had a burst of energy," said Redd, who got a rare rest in the second quarter.

He helped the Bucks grab the lead in the fourth quarter, but they couldn't hold it. Redd then hit a key basket early in the extra period.

The Bucks took the lead right away in overtime on a slam dunk by Ruben Patterson. After an offensive foul call on Portland's Zach Randolph, Redd hit a long jump shot to put Milwaukee ahead 90-86 with 2:57 left in overtime.

Randolph missed a shot on the other end, and Patterson hit a fast-break layup to extend the lead to six.

Jarrett Jack scored to cut the Milwaukee lead to four, but Mo Williams and Redd hit jump shots on back-to-back possessions to go ahead 96-88 with 1:03 remaining - their biggest lead of the game.

The Bucks were 5-for-8 from the field in overtime. Portland was 3-for-10.

"When you don't play the game the right way, the game will come back to bite you," Portland coach Nate McMillan said. "That's exactly what happened. We didn't deserve to win this game."

Jack scored a career-high 30 to lead Portland, which had lost five straight and 10 of their last 12 before a surprising victory at Detroit on Tuesday night.

"We should've (taken) care of business in regulation, but we let things slip out of our hands and they really took control in overtime," Jack said.

Jack also had 10 assists.

"He was the one guy that seemed to be in it," McMillan said. "He kept us in the game."

Randolph added 20 and a team-high 14 rebounds.

Patterson scored a season-high 26 for Milwaukee against the Trail Blazers, his former team.

"I had fun out there tonight," Patterson said. "Like I said, every time I play my former team, I've got something to prove."

Williams added 20 for the Bucks, who hope to build on some of the momentum they gained by earning a split on a tough four-game road trip that included a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

"We had a good West Coast trip, and our main goal was to come back and defend our home court," Patterson said.

The Bucks started sluggishly, scoring only scored only 14 points in the first quarter. Portland's Martell Webster had 11 first-quarter points as Portland grabbed a 23-14 lead.

But the Bucks rallied to within 1 at the half - even with Redd sitting on the bench toward the end of the second quarter.

"This was probably the first time all year I was able to rest him in the first half," Bucks coach Terry Stotts said.

Redd said the break helped his energy at the end of the game.

"I said, 'That's no problem at all,''' Redd said. "Our team was rolling at the time.''

Redd's long jump shot, followed on the next possession by an acrobatic reverse layup on the baseline, gave Milwaukee a 75-69 lead with 5:44 remaining in regulation.

But Portland rallied to within 1, 84-83, on a 3-pointer by Jack, then tied the game at 86 on another 3-pointer by Ime Udoka with 1:41 remaining.

Randolph missed a potential go-ahead basket with less than a minute remaining, and Jack missed a jump shot as the shot clock expired to give the ball back to the Bucks.

But Milwaukee's Charlie Bell missed a shot on the other end, and Portland got the ball back to call time out with 8.6 seconds remaining and a chance to take the lead.

Portland inbounded the ball, but Randolph missed a potential game-winning layup at the buzzer and the game went into overtime.

"I thought it was good,'' Randolph said.

Notes: Bucks forward Bobby Simmons is scheduled to undergo the first of two surgical procedures on his right foot Dec. 18. General manager Larry Harris said Simmons would be out an "extended amount'' of time, but it has not yet been determined whether he will miss the rest of the season. ... Bucks coach Terry Stotts said he hoped injured forward Charlie Villanueva (elbow) would be able to play against Memphis on Friday. ... Williams scored 20 for Milwaukee, and Webster added 19 for Portland.


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