Bucks 101, Grizzlies 82
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Glenn Robinson scored 25 points and Terrell Brandon had 14, including 12 during the decisive third quarter, as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Vancouver Grizzlies 101-82 Wednesday night.
The victory helped the Bucks avenge a loss at Vancouver 11 days ago in which they blew a 14-point lead in the third quarter.
Rookie Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 19 points for the Grizzlies, who lost for the seventh time in eight road games.
Brandon sparked as 15-4 run in the third quarter with a 3-pointer and a pair of jump shots that gave the Bucks a 64-51 lead with just over three minutes left.
Brandon’s 14-foot jumper made it 64-51 before Abdur-Rahim converted a three-point play for the Grizzlies. Brandon answered with a twisting reverse off the glass to push the Bucks’ lead back to 12 points.
The Bucks led 71-59 heading into the final quarter and Robinson helped Milwaukee keep a double-digit cushion by scoring 10 points.
The Grizzlies made five of 19 shots in the second quarter while the Bucks shot seven of 17 from the floor. Ray Allen, who was scoreless in the first quarter, didn’t miss as his eight points helped Milwaukee take a 38-37 halftime lead.
Allen and Armon Gilliam each had 14 points for Milwaukee.
Notes: Bucks center Ervin Johnson had three steals in the first quarter, matching his season high. ... Going into the game, Antonio Daniels led all NBA rookies with 5.6 assists per game. ... Guard Anthony Peeler’s sore right knee caused him to miss his sixth straight game for Vancouver. ... ... With six victories, the Grizzlies are off to the best start of their three-year history. They were 2-13 after 15 games last season.