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Saturday, December 29th (All times eastern)

New Jersey Nets (13-16) at Milwaukee Bucks (11-17), 8:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The New Jersey Nets will hit the road for two games, starting with tonight's contest against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.

New Jersey will also visit Orlando and is 6-5 as the visitor this season. In Friday's 109-106 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Izod Center, Richard Jefferson poured in 26 points and Vince Carter added 24 to lead New Jersey to victory.

Jason Kidd flirted with a triple-double, tallying 20 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for the Nets, who have won three of their past four games. Rookie Sean Williams chipped in 14 points and 10 boards for his first career double-double.

The Bucks, meanwhile, have dropped two straight, four of five and 13 of their last 17 games. They suffered a 103-99 setback to the Chicago Bulls on Friday at the United Center, as Michael Redd had 34 points and six assists for the struggling Bucks.

Andrew Bogut finished with 15 points and 11 boards, while Charlie Villanueva also had 15 points in a losing effort.

Milwaukee is back home where it owns a 9-3 mark this season.

New Jersey went 2-1 against the Bucks last season and has won five of six and six of the last nine encounters.

The Nets, though, have dropped five of their last seven trips to the Bradley Center.

12/29 10:34:07 ET

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