Redd retires; Bucks beat Cavaliers 109-104
MILWAUKEE - It was a night of emotions and off-the-court events at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Wednesday, but in the end, the Bucks avoided distraction and held off Cleveland 109-104.
Michael Redd gave a heartfelt retirement speech at the end of the first quarter. Redd retires after 12 NBA seasons, 11 with the Bucks, and the fourth highest point total in franchise history.
Larry Sanders did not play because of a thumb injury reportedly sustained in an off-the-court incident reported by the Associated Press to be a bar fight Saturday night. Caron Butler, who was fined $15,000 earlier in the day for an obscene gesture in Boston, sunk the game winning bucket with 24 seconds remaining.
O.J. Mayo finished with 28 points, Gary Neal 23 for the Bucks, who host Dallas Saturday.