NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, January 19th (All times eastern)
Milwaukee Bucks (17-21) at Seattle SuperSonics (15-25), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Bucks open a four-game road trip when they visit the Seattle SuperSonics tonight at KeyArena.
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On December 12th, Michael Redd scored 22 points and Charlie Villanueva hit a couple of big shots in the final minutes, as the Bucks defeated Seattle, 94-93, at the Bradley Center.
Redd (strained patellar tendon in left knee) and Villanueva (right shoulder tendinitis) are currently sidelined with injuries for the Bucks.
Milwaukee has lost six straight and 14 of its last 15 at Seattle. The Bucks have won two of the last three contests in this series.
The injury-riddled Bucks try and get back on the winning track. Andres Nocioni scored 21 points off the bench as the Chicago Bulls downed Milwaukee, 99-90, on Wednesday at the Bradley Center.
Ersan Ilyasova ended with a career-high 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Bucks, who have lost seven of their last nine games overall. Earl Boykins netted 17 and Ruben Patterson recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards in defeat.
The Bucks are also without point guard Maurice Williams, who is sidelined with a sprained left shoulder.
Milwaukee is 8-14 on the road this season. The Bucks will also visit Portland, the Clippers and Sacramento on current swing.
Seattle goes for its third straight win this evening, as it plays the fourth of a season-long seven game homestand. All-Star Ray Allen scored 22 points and dished out 11 assists to lead Seattle's second-half charge, as the SuperSonics topped the Cleveland Cavaliers, 101-96, at KeyArena.
Chris Wilcox ended with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Cleveland for Seattle, while Nick Collison had 14 points and 12 boards for the SuperSonics, who won their second straight following a six-game skid.
The SuperSonics are 11-9 at home this season. They will also battle Denver, Minnesota and the Clippers on the homestand.
01/19 10:45:20 ET