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Sunday, January 6th (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (12-20) at Charlotte Bobcats (11-20), 6 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Charlotte plays the opener of a two-game homestand, as the Bobcats host the Milwaukee Bucks today at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.

On Friday, Vince Carter poured in 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and the New Jersey Nets defeated the Bobcats, 102-96, at the Izod Center.

Jason Richardson scored 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bobcats, who have dropped two in a row and six of their last seven games overall. Gerald Wallace had 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Jeff McInnis registered 13 points in defeat.

The Bobcats, who have lost three of their last four as the host, are 10-9 at home this season. They will host the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.

Milwaukee opens a two-game road trip. On Friday, Antawn Jamison scored a game- high 24 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Washington Wizards crushed the Bucks, 101-77, at the Bradley Center.

Charlie Villanueva scored 20 points off the bench for Milwaukee, which has lost seven of its last nine games overall. Maurice Williams had 13 points in the loss while rookie Yi Jianlian had eight points and nine rebounds in defeat.

The Bucks will visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday at the Wachovia Center. Milwaukee is 3-15 as the visitor this season.

This is the third and final meeting of the campaign between the squads. Both teams picked up a victory at home in the two previous contests.

Milwaukee has lost two straight after winning its first four at Charlotte. The teams have split the last six games in the series.

01/06 10:26:44 ET


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