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               === Grizzlies shoot for .500, visit Milwaukee ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The struggling Milwaukee  Bucks look  to put an end to
 their  losing ways  when they take on the visiting Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday
 night at the Bradley Center.
 
 The  Bucks  have lost six  in a row  and 14 of  their last 16 games, including
 Monday's  116-94  setback at  Toronto. Ersan Ilyasova  scored a season-high 29
 points  on  11-for-16 shooting to go  with nine rebounds, while Brandon Knight
 and rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 and 11 points, respectively.
 
 Ilyasova  made all  three  of his  3-pointers and  is  shooting 9-for-14  from
 behind the arc over the last four games.
 
 "I  thought he  brought a physicality to  the game, I thought he played hard,"
 Bucks head coach Larry Drew said of Ilyasova.
 
 By  making 42.2 percent of their shots at Toronto, the Bucks ended a streak of
 three games with under 40 percent shooting.
 
 Milwaukee  hopes to  end a three-game home losing streak Wednesday and is just
 3-14 at the Bradley Center this season. The Bucks, who own the worst record in
 the  NBA at  7-30,  are also  a  lowly  1-10 against  teams  from the  Western
 Conference and will visit Houston and San Antonio next on the schedule.
 
 Memphis has been playing well of late with three straight wins and five in the
 last  seven  games. The  Grizzlies  went  3-1  on  a recent  homestand,  which
 culminated with Tuesday's 90-87 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
 
 The Grizzlies and Thunder exchanged blows early on, as Memphis led 24-16 after
 12  minutes of play  and Oklahoma City responded with a 31-19 advantage in the
 second quarter. The second half was tight throughout
 
 Zach Randolph, who had 23 points and 13 rebounds for his 21st double-double in
 the  last 28  games and 24th overall, was  fouled late in the game and made 1-
 of-2  to make it an 88-84 contest, but OKC forward Serge Ibaka answered at the
 other  end  with a 3-pointer.  Courtney Lee then knocked  down a pair from the
 line with 1.3 seconds left and the Grizzlies held on for the win.
 
 Lee  scored a team-high  24 points and Mike Conley added 19 for the Grizzlies,
 who  welcomed  back reigning  Defensive Player  of the  Year Marc Gasol. Gasol
 scored  12  points and grabbed four  rebounds, and was sidelined for more than
 three weeks with a knee injury.
 
 "I  got  the goose bumps for  about a minute,  or two minutes," Gasol said. "I
 felt like I was a rookie again, even better than that. Today was a special day
 for me, but we move on."
 
 Grizzlies guard Tony Allen missed his fifth straight game with a sprained left
 wrist and is questionable Wednesday.
 
 Memphis  looks to  build on  its  8-7 road  mark  in Milwaukee  and took  both
 meetings  with the Bucks a season ago. The Grizzlies have won five straight in
 this series and are unbeaten in the last three trips to Brew City
 
 01/15 10:19:58 ET