NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, January 9th (All times eastern)
New Jersey Nets (18-18) at Milwaukee Bucks (17-20), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New Jersey Nets take aim at their third consecutive win Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
New Jersey has won two in a row and three of its last four games, and handed the Memphis Grizzlies a 100-89 loss on Wednesday at the Meadowlands. Vince Carter finished with 25 points, 12 assists and six rebounds to lead the Nets, who got 20 points from Yi Jianlian and 17 out of Brook Lopez.
Devin Harris, who leads New Jersey with 23.1 points per game, sat out with a strained right hamstring he aggravated Monday against Sacramento. Harris is listed as questionable versus the Bucks.
The Nets are 10-6 away from the IZOD Center in 2008-09.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee will close out a three-game homestand and is 10-6 in Wisconsin this season. It has alternated wins and losses over the last eight games, suffering a 110-105 setback to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
Richard Jefferson scored 27 points and Charlie Villanueva finished with 26, while Michael Redd contributed 20 points and seven assists in defeat.
In injury news for the Bucks, forward Malik Allen (ribs/back) is questionable and center Andrew Bogut (back) is listed as doubtful for Friday.
New Jersey went 4-0 against Milwaukee last year and has won nine of the last 10 meetings. The Bucks have dropped two straight and four of their last five as the host in this series.
01/09 10:32:51 ET