NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, January 14th (All times eastern)
Milwaukee Bucks (15-22) at Utah Jazz (21-17), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The streaking Utah Jazz go for their fourth straight victory when they host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.
This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. Milwaukee is scheduled to host the Jazz on March 12, 2007 at the Bradley Center.
The Jazz have won five in a row over the Bucks, who have dropped five straight at Utah.
Utah wraps up a four-game homestand tonight. Mehmet Okur poured in 29 points and shot 4-of-5 from beyond the arc to lead the Jazz to a 119-115 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Deron Williams collected 17 points and 11 assists for the Jazz, who have won three straight and five of their last six games overall. Carlos Boozer contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Andrei Kirilenko collected 16 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in the victory.
The Jazz, who have five in a row as the host, are 15-3 at home this season. They will visit Allen Iverson and Northwest Division-rival Denver on Thursday at the Pepsi Center.
On the injury front for Utah, Williams (back spasms) is probable for tonight's contest. Williams is averaging 19.0 points and 9.1 assists per game this season.
Milwaukee has dropped two in a row and concludes a three-game road trip. Two- time MVP Steve Nash collected a season-high 35 points and seven assists as the Phoenix Suns exploded for 61 second-half points on their way to a 122-114 victory over the Bucks at US Airways Center.
Andrew Bogut continued his recent strong play, scoring a career-high 29 points and tearing down 11 rebounds in the loss, while Michael Redd and Charlie Bell contributed 18 points apiece in defeat.
The Bucks are a dismal 5-17 on the road this season. They return home to host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday and the Golden State Warriors on Saturday at the Bradley Center.
01/14 10:30:33 ET