Last time the Rockets faced the Bucks, they unleashed a three-point barrage (17 of 35) in a 115-100 home win, without Steve Francis.
Tonight, the Bucks more than returned the favor.
Milwaukee, led by a reserve guard, drained 16 bombs in just 26 attempts as they obliterated the Rockets by 39 points Wednesday night, 115-76.
The loss drops the Rockets record to 18-35 on the year, currently just 5 games better than the worst record in the league (Chicago).
The Bucks were huge this night, but the fourth quarter was downright comical. The Rockets gave up, down by 23 heading in to the fourth. Rudy went to the reserves. That didn't stop the Bucks from continuing to fling threes... Reserve guard Michael Redd hit 9 three-pointers this night -- 8 of them came in the fourth quarter when the Bucks had this baby well in hand.
The 8 threes in a quarter is an NBA record.
But it wasn't Redd that cost the Rockets the game, he only made the loss a more humiliating one. Glenn Robinson (21 points, 5 steals), Sam Cassell (16 points, 7 assists, 5 boards), Ray Allen (17 points, 3 triples) and Anthony Mason (15 points, 6 assists) did the big damage.
Meanwhile, the Rockets had nothing going on. Cuttino Mobley, after a stint of games where he was smoking hot, could hit just 3-14 shots for 8 points total. Steve Francis put up just 13 points, 5 assists and 2 boards, and turned the ball over 5 times.
In fact, Kenny Thomas was the only real offensive firepower threat for the Rockets. He hit 6-13 shots and 9-10 at the line for 21 points. Other good news was Kelvin Cato, who grabbed another 10 boards, including 5 on the offensive glass.
Terence Morris had 8 points, 7 boards and 3 assists in 23 minutes of action off the bench. Eddie Griffin added 9 points and 7 boards, but again did not shoot the ball extremely well (4-11). Oscar Torres saw garbage time and scored 7 points.