Daily Confidential

Mo Williams is playing so well for the Milwaukee Bucks, even Tony Parker might be jealous.

The two ultra-quick point guards will square off for the first time this season when Williams and the Bucks visit Parker and the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

Williams has been the catalyst to Milwaukee's season-high four-game winning streak, averaging 26.3 points on 52 percent shooting and handing out 7.3 assists per game.

``We're playing at a high level,'' Williams said. ``I feel good and I'm shooting the ball real well. I still get my teammates involved and that's what I want to do.''

It's the kind of effort San Antonio (21-7) has come to expect out of Parker, who leads all point guards with 53 percent shooting while scoring 19.1 points per game. He's a major reason why the Spurs are averaging a Western Conference-low 14.4 turnovers.

Milwaukee (13-14) is averaging 114.3 points during its winning streak and the strong play of Williams has taken the pressure off leading scorer Michael Redd. Williams scored 32 points and Redd added 21 in the Bucks' 115-104 victory over New Jersey on Saturday.

``Mo's been playing well, extremely well,'' Redd said. ``He's playing hard, smart basketball with a lot of confidence.

``We're all playing our best basketball right now. We're playing at a high level. Everybody has a winning attitude. Everybody's sacrificing. It feels really good to get some wins in a row. It really does.''

Redd will be facing a difficult matchup of his own against San Antonio defensive stopper Bruce Bowen. He's never scored more than 26 points in his career against the Spurs, averaging 21.3 points in his last six starts against them.

The Bucks leading scorer has 10 games with at least 30 points this season.

Milwaukee is trying to win five straight for the first time since Jan. 2-9, 2004. The Bucks also have won five in a row against the West.

``There is a confidence,'' Milwaukee coach Terry Stotts said. ``I think we're playing in a good rhythm now. We didn't have a four-game winning streak all year last year. It's good to have it. We don't take anything for granted. There's a seriousness, but there's also a confidence and we enjoy the wins.''

The Bucks have lost four straight at San Antonio since a 101-91 win on Dec. 23, 2001.

The Spurs won for the sixth time in seven games on Saturday, 112-77 at New Orleans. Parker scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting as San Antonio shot a season-high 62.9 percent and made 12-of-16 3-pointers to bounce back from a loss the previous night to Houston.

``When the ball is moving and the guys are making the open shots it makes everything else seem like a cinch,'' Spurs forward Tim Duncan said. ``It's great to have nights like this, especially after the night we had last night. We were basically the exact opposite of last night.''

San Antonio is allowing 90.6 points per game - second-best in the NBA - and has been even better over the last seven games, yielding an average of 87.1.

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