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Tuesday, April 4th (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (37-36) at Miami Heat (48-25), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat will try to end a two-game losing streak tonight when they open a two-game homestand against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Miami, seeded No. 2 in the Eastern Conference, completed a three-game road trip with a 1-2 mark. It suffered a 90-78 loss to the New Jersey Nets on Sunday at Continental Airlines Arena.

Dwyane Wade paced the Heat with 32 points, six boards and five assists, while Shaquille O'Neal contributed 18 points and nine rebounds after missing the last two games with a knee injury. Antoine Walker added 11 points for Miami, which has lost four of its last seven contests.

The Heat have won five straight games at home and are 28-7 at American Airlines Arena. Miami will welcome the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.

Milwaukee, meanwhile, has won three of its last four games. It just defeated the Indiana Pacers by a 96-89 score on Saturday at the Bradley Center.

Michael Redd scored 39 points for Milwaukee, which set an NBA record for fewest turnovers committed with only two. Rookie Andrew Bogut scored 15 points for the Bucks, who are a 1/2 game behind Washington for the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

After Tuesday's game at Miami, the Bucks will visit Orlando and Memphis. They have lost three in a row on the road and are 14-22 away from the Bradley Center this season.

The Heat lead the season series with Milwaukee by a 2-1 count and have won seven of the last eight meetings.

Milwaukee has lost three straight and six of its last eight trips to Miami.

04/04 10:36:40 ET

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