Monday , Jan , 30 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets welcome Bucks to Ford Center

(Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks go for their third straight win when
they visit the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets tonight at the Ford Center.

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On
December 23rd, Michael Redd scored 36 points and shot 10-for-11 from the free
throw line, as the Bucks defeated the Hornets, 101-94, at the Bradley Center.

Milwaukee has won two of three and three of the last five contests in this
series. The Bucks have lost four straight and five of their last six at the

The Bucks play the first of a brief two-game road trip. Redd scored 21 points
as Milwaukee edged the Boston Celtics, 83-79, on Sunday at the Bradley Center.

T.J. Ford finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, while
Charlie Bell scored 12 points. Bobby Simmons netted 11 points and Jamaal
Magloire added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who have won four of
their last six games overall.

Milwaukee is 9-11 as the visitor this season. The Bucks have lost three of
their last four contests.

The Hornets open a three-game homestand. On Saturday, Speedy Claxton scored 20
points to lead six New Orleans/Oklahoma City players in double figures as the
Hornets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 95-86, at FedExForum.

David West netted 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while P.J. Brown chipped
in 18 points and nine rebounds in the win over Memphis for the Hornets, who
halted a two-game losing streak. Rookie phenom Chris Paul ended with 13 points
and eight assists in the victory.

New Orleans/Oklahoma City is 12-8 as the host this season.