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Friday, January 12th (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (16-19) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-26), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Two teams riding four-game losing streaks square off tonight, as the Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to the Wachovia Center.

Philadelphia suffered its fourth straight loss on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Samuel Dalembert tallied 18 points and eight boards and Joe Smith had a season-high 16 points in the 106-99 setback.

The Sixers, who are in last place in the Atlantic Division, are 4-8 at home this season and bought out the contract of forward Chris Webber, who was waived on Thursday. Philly has gone under some major reconstruction this season with the trade of star guard Allen Iverson.

The Bucks completed a trade on Thursday, as they acquired guard Earl Boykins, Julius Hodge and cash considerations from the Denver Nuggets for guard Steve Blake. Boykins is averaging 15.2 points and 4.3 assists per game this season, while Blake has posted 3.6 points per contest.

Milwaukee is without star guard Michael Redd because of a strained patellar tendon in left knee. Redd is expected to miss the next 4-to-6 weeks. On Wednesday the Bucks dropped a 90-77 decision to the Toronto Raptors at the Bradley Center.

Andrew Bogut totaled 17 points and 18 rebounds for Milwaukee, which has dropped five of six games. The Bucks own a 7-13 mark as the visitor this season and are basement dwellers in the Central standings.

The Bucks defeated the Sixers, 98-94, on November 23 this season at the Bradley Center. They have won four of the last five meetings.

Milwaukee has won two straight after losing its last three at Philly. Both teams will meet for the third and final time this regular season on February 24 at the Bradley Center.

01/12 10:35:32 ET


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