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Monday, January 30th (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (23-20) at New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (21-22), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Bucks go for their third straight win when they visit the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets tonight at the Ford Center.

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On December 23rd, Michael Redd scored 36 points and shot 10-for-11 from the free throw line, as the Bucks defeated the Hornets, 101-94, at the Bradley Center.

Milwaukee has won two of three and three of the last five contests in this series. The Bucks have lost four straight and five of their last six at the Hornets.

The Bucks play the first of a brief two-game road trip. Redd scored 21 points as Milwaukee edged the Boston Celtics, 83-79, on Sunday at the Bradley Center.

T.J. Ford finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, while Charlie Bell scored 12 points. Bobby Simmons netted 11 points and Jamaal Magloire added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who have won four of their last six games overall.

Milwaukee is 9-11 as the visitor this season. The Bucks have lost three of their last four contests.

The Hornets open a three-game homestand. On Saturday, Speedy Claxton scored 20 points to lead six New Orleans/Oklahoma City players in double figures as the Hornets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 95-86, at FedExForum.

David West netted 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while P.J. Brown chipped in 18 points and nine rebounds in the win over Memphis for the Hornets, who halted a two-game losing streak. Rookie phenom Chris Paul ended with 13 points and eight assists in the victory.

New Orleans/Oklahoma City is 12-8 as the host this season.

01/30 10:36:30 ET

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