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                === Warriors resume road trip against Bucks ===
 
 (Sports Network) - The start of a four-game road trip didn't go as planned for
 the  Golden  State Warriors, who will  get back to work Saturday night against
 the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
 
 The  Warriors opened  the eastern junket with Friday's 103-87 loss against the
 Chicago Bulls, who raced out to a 31-13 lead after the first quarter. All-Star
 David  Lee  totaled 23  points and  Stephen Curry scored  21 for Golden State,
 which had a three-game winning streak come to an end.
 
 "We were a step slow and they were more physical," Curry said.
 
 Golden State fell to 13-4 against the Eastern Conference this season and 12-10
 away  from  Oakland. It had been  6-1 on the  road against the East before the
 matchup  with the  Bulls. The team's 12 road  wins are more than it has had on
 the road in any of the last four seasons.
 
 The  Warriors are fifth  in the West standings and will also visit Toronto and
 Cleveland on the current road swing. They went 6-1 on a season-long seven-game
 Eastern Conference odyssey from Dec. 5-15.
 
 Milwaukee  had a  three-game winning streak stopped as well on Friday night as
 it sustained a 113-108 loss at Cleveland.
 
 Ersan  Ilyasova poured  in 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Bucks,
 who  lost for the  third time in the last nine tries. The Cavaliers were down,
 21-18,  after the first  12 minutes, then scored 30-plus points in each of the
 last three quarters (32,31,32) to pull out the win.
 
 "We  got a  little bit of a lead,  but then they did what they do best; giving
 guys  the ball and letting them work on the top of the floor," Bucks coach Jim
 Boylan said of the Cavs' comeback. "They kind of had their way with us."
 
 Monta  Ellis scored  21  points and  dished out  nine  assists, while  Brandon
 Jennings  finished with  14 points  and  12 assists.  Meanwhile, Ilyasova  has
 scored  27-plus  points in his last  three games, averaging 28.0 ppg over that
 time.  Larry Sanders had 14 points, 11 boards and two blocks against the Cavs,
 and has at least one block in 28 games in a row.
 
 The  Bucks look  to move three games  above .500 at home (11-9) and will visit
 Central Division-rival Detroit on Tuesday.
 
 Milwaukee  prevailed in  the only  meeting with  Golden State  last season,  a
 120-98  blowout in  Oakland. The Bucks have  won five of six over the Warriors
 and three straight as the host in this series.
 
 
 01/26 10:52:18 ET

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