NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, December 23rd (All times eastern)
Utah Jazz (17-12) at Milwaukee Bucks (13-16), 8:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Utah Jazz conclude a grueling five-game road trip in Milwaukee on Tuesday when they take on the Bucks at the Bradley Center.
The Jazz fell to 2-2 on the swing in the Windy City on Saturday when Ben Gordon scored 26 points, and the Chicago Bulls fought their way to a 106-98 victory over Utah at the United Center.
Mehmet Okur had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Jazz, who fell to 7-8 on the road this season. Paul Millsap tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Deron Williams had 19 points and six assists in the loss. Andrei Kirilenko had 11 points for Utah.
The Jazz continue to toil without star power forward Carlos Boozer, who has missed the past 17 games with a strained left quadriceps. Boozer, who is averaging 20.5 points per game this season, is scheduled to undergo a third MRI in Southern California this week.
The Bucks, meanwhile, won the opener of a three-game homestand on Saturday when Richard Jefferson scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, as Milwaukee had eight players in double figures en route to crushing the Clippers, 119-85.
Luke Ridnour chipped in 18 points and seven assists for Milwaukee, which won for the second straight time and fourth time in its last five tries. Michael Redd had 14 points in the win as the Bucks improved to 7-4 at home.
Utah has dominated its series with the Bucks recently winning eight straight, including a 105-94 win on November 19 in Salt Lake City. The last time Milwaukee defeated the Jazz was on January 8, 2005 in the Bradley Center.
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