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Wednesday, December 13th (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (9-12) at New Jersey Nets (8-12), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The New Jersey Nets play the finale of a season-long six- game homestand, as they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks tonight to Continental Airlines Arena.

This is the second meeting of the campaign between the squads. On November 15th, Jason Kidd collected 25 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Nets to a 100-87 victory over the Bucks at Continental Airlines Arena.

Milwaukee has lost two straight and seven of its last 10 at New Jersey. The Nets have won four in a row in this series.

The Nets are 2-3 on the current homestand. Vince Carter posted 37 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals while hitting a franchise-record nine three-pointers, as the Nets matched a franchise record for three-pointers made in a game with 15 in their 105-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at the Meadowlands.

Carter broke his career high and the franchise record for three-pointers made in a game set by Kidd (7) at Boston on February 2, 2005 and himself (7) on February 7, 2005 against Philadelphia and April 9, 2005 against Boston. He also set the franchise record for three-point field goals attempted (20), passing his own mark of 16 in the Philly game on February 7, 2005.

Kidd ended with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in the win over Memphis for the Nets. He registered his 79th career triple-double, passing Wilt Chamberlain (78) for third on the all-time list.

New Jersey is 5-7 at home this season. The Nets will visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

Milwaukee opens a short two-game road trip. On Tuesday, Michael Redd scored 22 points and Charlie Villanueva hit a couple of big shots in the final minutes, as the Bucks defeated the Seattle SuperSonics, 94-93, at the Bradley Center.

Ruben Patterson had 21 points and Villanueva finished with 15 points and six boards in the win over Seattle for the Bucks, who have won three of their last four games overall. Andrew Bogut tallied 16 points, nine boards and six assists for Milwaukee, which has captured three straight at home.

The Bucks are 4-8 on the road this season. They are scheduled to visit Central Division-rival Chicago on Friday at the United Center.

12/13 10:33:06 ET

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