NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, November 17th (All times eastern)
Miami Heat (5-3) at Milwaukee Bucks (3-2), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat try to get back on the winning track tonight, as they visit the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
On Tuesday, the Heat fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-97, at the Target Center. Miami guard Dwyane Wade returned to the lineup after missing the last two games with a minor ankle injury and totaled 25 points. The Heat have dropped three of their last four after starting the season with four straight victories.
All-Star Shaquille O'Neal delivered 20 points and 15 rebounds against the Timberwolves in the losing effort. He has recorded a double-double in four straight contests. Shandon Anderson, who was signed by the Heat over the weekend, came off the bench and notched two points with two boards in 16 minutes of action.
Miami fell to 2-2 on the road this season.
Milwaukee's last game was against the Heat. On Sunday, the Bucks fell in double-overtime to Miami, 112-10, at American Airlines Center. Keith Van Horn led the Bucks with 26 points and 15 rebounds, but his crucial turnover let Miami back in the game at the end of the first overtime stanza. Michael Redd had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assist in Milwaukee's first loss since its season-opener.
Maurice Williams chipped in 18 points in Sunday's loss, while Desmond Mason had 12 points off the bench to pace Milwaukee, which made 18 of its 44 attempts prior to intermission.
Van Horn has recorded a double-double in three of Milwaukee's five games this season. He is averaging 20.4 points and 10 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are a perfect 3-0 at home this season.
Miami has won two straight over the Bucks in this series. The Heat have lost three straight after winning their last two at Milwaukee.
11/17 10:07:46 ET