NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, December 12th (All times eastern)
Milwaukee Bucks (6-11) at Philadelphia 76ers (7-12), 2 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers try to make it two straight wins this afternoon when they open a three-game homestand versus the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center.
On Friday, Allen Iverson had 22 points and nine assists as the 76ers snapped a six-game skid with a 93-88 win over the Chicago Bulls. Samuel Dalembert tallied 13 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots in his first start of the season.
Dalembert will likely remain in the Sixers' starting lineup.
Marc Jackson added 17 points and six rebounds off the bench for Philadelphia, while Andre Iguodala and Kyle Korver each had 11 points and Kenny Thomas 10.
Head coach Jim O'Brien said that forward Glenn Robinson could miss the entire season because of an ankle injury. Robinson, earning more than $12 million in the final year of his contract, has been on the injured list all season with left ankle tendinitis and a sore elbow.
Earlier this season, Robinson was upset that Philadelphia did not trade him. He averaged 16.6 points last year in his first season with the Sixers - down 4.2 points from his career average.
Philadelphia, which will also host Denver and New York on its current stand, is 5-4 at home this season.
Milwaukee is also coming into today's contest on a winning note after Michael Redd scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Bucks over the depleted Indiana Pacers, 95-86, at the Bradley Center.
Mike James added 16 points off the bench for the Bucks, who won for just the second time in six outings.
The win gave Milwaukee a 6-11 record on the year and kept them from tying its worst start in a decade - the 5-12 mark by the 1994-95 club.
Keith Van Horn is expected to miss his fifth straight game today for Milwaukee with tendinitis in his right ankle.
Milwaukee, which will host Sacramento on Tuesday, is just 1-7 away from home this season.
The Bucks took two of three from the Sixers last season and has won four of the last six meetings. Milwaukee, though, has dropped three of five, four of seven and six of 10 in the City of Brotherly Love.
12/12 10:07:13 ET