Milwaukee began the season with three wins in its first four games, but has since lost two straight. Portland, meanwhile, has dropped four of five.
The Bucks dropped both games of their home-and-home series with the Miami Heat this week, including a 113-106 home loss Wednesday.
The Bucks took an eight-point lead in the third quarter, but Miami went on a 33-14 run to take command of the game.
Redd said the game was all about adjustments. The Heat made them and the Bucks didn’t.
“We were confused on the defensive end,” he said. “We may have been a little lackadaisical tonight. There’s no excuse not to get this win.”
Portland is coming off its first home loss of the season, Wednesday’s 101-82 defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies. After the loss, the Blazers huddled behind closed doors.
“Any team that gets beat like that is going to talk about it,” Portland center Theo Ratliff said. “There didn’t need to be any finger pointing. Everybody got beat.”
Zach Randolph had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Blazers, who only shot 39.2 percent.
“I’ve never been on a team where we cleared so much air. We clear air every other day,” Blazers guard Nick Van Exel said. “I’ve been in a lot of meetings but it doesn’t do any good if you don’t go out and incorporate it in your attitude and your game.”
Milwaukee visits Sacramento Sunday and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday before concluding its trip Wednesday in Phoenix. Portland hosts the Houston Rockets on Sunday, and then begins a three-game trip with a matchup against Miami on Tuesday.
STANDINGS (through Nov. 17): Bucks - 4th place, 2 GB, Central Division. Trail Blazers - 4th place, 4 GB, Northwest Division.
TEAM LEADERS: Bucks - Redd, 26.2 ppg; Van Horn, 9.3 rpg; Williams, 8.3 apg. Trail Blazers - Randolph, 20.1 ppg and 11.3 rpg; Stoudamire, 6.9 apg.
2003-04 SEASON SERIES: 1-1.
LAST MEETING: March 16; Trail Blazers, 100-99. At Milwaukee, Stoudamire picked up a loose ball as the shot clock wound down and hit a jumper with a second left to lift the Blazers to their fourth straight win.
ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Bucks - 0-2 on the road; Trail Blazers - 2-1 at home.
INJURIES: Bucks - C Zaza Pachulia (foot); F Toni Kukoc (hip); G T.J. Ford (neck); F-C Zendon Hamilton (knee). Trail Blazers - G Richie Frahm (toe); F Viktor Khryapa (foot); C Vladimir Stepania (knee).