Redd, Yi lead Bucks to 78-72 victory over Bulls
With the win, Milwaukee snapped a 15-game losing streak to Central Division opponents dating back to last season, and kept the Bulls winless through the first week of the season.
Hounded by defensive lapses in their first two games, the Bucks held the Bulls in check. It was a miserable night for the Chicago’s starters. Ben Gordon scored 15, but the rest of the starting five – Luol Deng, Tyrus Thomas, Ben Wallace, Kirk Hinrich – were held to single digits.
Milwaukee led by nine after two free throws by Redd with 3:16 remaining. But Hinrich drove to the basket for a layup, cutting the lead to seven. Andres Nocioni hit a layup to cut the lead 75-70 with 2:01 remaining, and the teams traded missed shots until Redd was called for an offensive foul with 33.7 seconds left.
Hinrich and Nocioni missed shots on the other end, and Gordon fouled Milwaukee’s Charlie Bell with 11.4 remaining. Bell hit one of two free throws.
Deng hit a layup with 9 seconds left, cutting the lead to 76-72, but Redd was fouled and hit two free throws for the final margin.