Wizards fall to Bucks in OT, 112-104

The Baltimore Sun

Richard Jefferson scored 32 points and rookie Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 17, making up for a missed chance in regulation and rallying the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-104 overtime victory over the visiting Washington Wizards last night.

Mbah a Moute, a second-round draft pick, missed a shot that would have won it at the buzzer after Milwaukee overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit.

But in overtime, Mbah a Moute drove for a layup, then grabbed a rebound when Antawn Jamison missed a short shot and hit a 12-footer with 37 seconds left to give Milwaukee a 108-102 lead. Luke Ridnour later hit four free throws to clinch the win.

Caron Butler scored 27 for winless Washington, which led 85-71 with 9:58 left and had held the Bucks without a point for eight minutes.

Spurs 129, Timberwolves 125, 2OT: : Tony Parker scored a career-high 55 points, including a 20-footer at the buzzer to force a second overtime, in visiting San Antonio's victory that gave the Spurs their first of the season.

Suns 113, Pacers 103: : Amare Stoudemire scored 49 points, falling a point short of his career high in visiting Phoenix's win. He missed his career high of 50 points, set against Portland on Jan. 2, 2005.

Cavaliers 107, Bulls 93: : LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points - 15 on free throws - to lead host Cleveland to victory. James briefly left the floor in the first quarter after twisting his left ankle.

Elsewhere: : Tayshaun Prince scored 27 as visiting Detroit improved to 4-0 with a 100-93 win over Toronto. ... Joe Johnson scored 24 and visiting Atlanta hit 12 three-pointers to improve to 3-0 in a 87-79 win over New Orleans. ... Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds as New York ruined former Knicks coach Larry Brown's first game back at Madison Square Garden, defeating Charlotte, 101-98. ... Carlos Boozer scored four points in the final 30 seconds as host Utah held off Portland, 103-96, to stay undefeated. ... Host Miami used a 12-0 run to rout Philadelphia, 106-83.

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