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Saturday, January 13th (All times eastern)

New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets(14-22) at Milwaukee Bucks (16-20), 8:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Bucks are still winless this month and will try and stop a five-game losing streak when they host the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets tonight at the Bradley Center.

Milwaukee suffered a 110-97 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday at the Wachovia Center, as Charlie Bell scored 26 points and Andrew Bogut posted 20 points and 24 rebounds.

Newly acquired Earl Boykins scored 11 points and dished out 11 assists in his first game as a Buck. Boykins was dealt from Denver on Thursday, while forward Julius Hodge and cash considerations were also part of the deal in exchange for guard Steve Blake.

The Bucks are 9-6 at home this season and last in the Central standings.

Meanwhile, the Hornets have won two straight after a five-game skid and notched a 104-97 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.

Desmond Mason scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Hornets, who are 15 games off the lead in the Southwest Division. Rasual Butler scored 20 points and Devin Brown netted 19 with nine assists in the win.

The Hornets are 6-12 on the road this season and have won two of three and five of the last eight meetings with Milwaukee.

Both teams have split the last four meetings, while the Hornets have dropped two straight and four of five at the Bradley Center.

01/13 11:19:23 ET


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