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Bucks Sink Lakers

Michael Redd scored 26 points and helped hold Kobe Bryant in check as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 110-103 Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.

The Bucks held Bryant to a relatively quiet 27 points on 6-of-16 shooting -- including only six points as Bryant shot 1-for-5 in the fourth quarter.

After a slow start, Bryant scored 15 points in the third, ending the quarter with a 3-pointer and two free throws to give the Lakers an 80-75 lead going into the final period.

But Milwaukee opened the fourth quarter with a 13-3 run, taking an 88-83 lead on Redd's layup with 6:48 left in the game.

The Bucks then stamped out a potential Lakers rally with good outside shooting down the stretch, getting 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions from Bobby Simmons and Charlie Villanueva, and a jumper by Mo Williams to take a 101-93 lead with 2:43 remaining.

The Lakers pulled to within four on a layup by Luke Walton with 54 seconds left. Williams hit a pair of free throws on the other end, but Villanueva fouled Walton, who hit two free throws to cut the Bucks' lead to 103-99 with 36 seconds left.

After Villanueva hit two free throws, Bryant missed a 3-pointer. Bryant's dunk with 12 seconds left in the game was his only field goal of the fourth quarter.


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