NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, April 16th (All times eastern)
Milwaukee Bucks (26-55) at Minnesota Timberwolves (21-60), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves wrap up their 2007-08 seasons, as they battle tonight at the Target Center.
Milwaukee has dropped seven in a row. Luol Deng scored 32 points on 15-of-20 shooting to lead the Chicago Bulls in a 151-135 shootout victory over the Bucks on Monday at the Bradley Center.
Andrew Bogut scored 25 points in the loss for the Bucks, while Michael Redd and Charlie Villanueva ended with 22 points apiece in defeat. Ramon Sessions earned back-to-back double-doubles with 20 points and an amazing 24 assists. His 24 helpers broke the 40-year old franchise record of 21 assists in a game set by Guy Rodgers.
The Bucks, who have dropped three straight as the visitor, are a dismal 7-33 on the road this season.
Milwaukee missed the playoffs for a second straight year.
Minnesota, which has missed the playoffs for a fourth straight time, is 14-26 at home this season. It has lost three in a row at the Target Center.
On Tuesday, Jarvis Hayes scored 20 points off the bench to lead Detroit past the Timberwolves, 115-103. The victory secured the second-best record in the NBA for the Pistons.
Al Jefferson collected 30 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves, who had their two-game winning streak halted. Rashad McCants had 19 points, while Ryan Gomes added 14 points and nine boards.
Earlier this season, Milwaukee defeated the Timberwolves, 95-92, on December 15 at the Bradley Center. The Bucks have won four in a row in the series, and snapped a seven-game losing streak on the road against Minnesota on December 22, 2006.
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