Bobcats pay a visit to Milwaukee
(Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats hope to get back on the winning track
this evening when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
The Bobcats saw their franchise-record three-game winning streak come to an
end on Friday, as they were dealt an 88-73 home-setback at the hands of the
Toronto Raptors. Matt Carroll scored a career-high 26 points for Charlotte,
which fell for the 14th time in its last 17 tries.
Primoz Brezec netted eight points, and Melvin Ely added nine rebounds.
To make matters worse rookie guard Raymond Felton missed his first game of the
season with a sprained big toe and Brevin Knight sat out with swelling in his
left knee. They join leading scorer Gerald Wallace (knee), leading rebounder
Emeka Okafor (ankle) and rookie Sean May (knee) on the Bobcats walking wounded
Both Felton and Knight are questionable for tonight’s contest.
Charlotte, which will head back home for a pair of games after tonight’s tilt,
is 4-21 away from home this season.
The Bucks play the finale of a brief two-game homestand. Michael Redd scored
27 points and Jamaal Magloire grabbed 18 rebounds as Milwaukee beat the
Orlando Magic, 94-89, on Wednesday in double-overtime at the Bradley Center.
Dan Gadzuric scored 17 points, while Bobby Simmons netted 15 in the win over
the Magic for Milwaukee, which has won two of its last three games overall.
T.J. Ford scored 11 points and Charlie Bell added 10 in the victory.
Milwaukee is 15-9 as the host this season. The Bucks have won four straight at
the Bradley Center.
This is the third and final meeting of the season between the clubs. In the
two previous contests, the Bucks picked up wins at home and on the road.
Milwaukee has won all six contests between the squads.