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Bucks rout Rockets 115-87
Updated: 2004-12-29 11:48

Michael Redd scored 28 points and Desmond Mason added 24 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 115-87 win Tuesday night over the Houston Rockets.

Houston Rockets Yao Ming China is called for a foul as he runs into Milwaukee Bucks' ZaZa Pachulia of Georgia in the second quarter Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Milwaukee. [AP]
Marcus Fizer added 15 points and seven rebounds for Milwaukee, which won consecutive games for just the second time this season. Since starting 3-1, the Bucks are is 5-15.

The 115 points was the most the Bucks have scored this season, topping their 110 points in a double-overtime loss to Miami on Nov. 14.

Tracy McGrady led Houston with 20 points on 7-of-19 shooting, while Bob Sura added 19 points and six assists. The Bucks limited Rockets center Yao Ming to 10 points and three rebounds in 22 minutes.

The Bucks used a 17-4 run to start the third quarter to take a 77-47 lead on Redd's 3-pointer. Mason and Redd scored 15 points during the run and ended up accounting for 23 of the Bucks' 30 third-quarter points. Mo Williams' driving layup and free throw with 1.1 seconds left in the quarter gave the Bucks a 90-59 lead.

The Rockets never got closer than 25 in the fourth quarter.

Milwaukee used a 20-10 run at the end of the first quarter to grab a 37-25 lead. Mason had six points during the run and finished with 14 points in the first quarter.

The Bucks went on a 20-5 run in the second quarter and took a 57-32 lead when Zaza Pachulia grabbed a rebound off a missed free throw and scored with 1:23 remaining. Milwaukee held Houston to just five points over the first 10 minutes of the second quarter.

The Rockets closed the second quarter with a 9-2 run to close to 60-41 at halftime as McGrady hit a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining.

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