Bucks resume road trip in Emerald City
(Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks play the middle contest of a three-game
road trip when they visit the Seattle SuperSonics tonight at KeyArena.
The Bucks are tied with the Indiana Pacers for the sixth spot in the Eastern
Conference Playoff race. The fifth-seeded Washington Wizards have a slim one-
half game lead over Indiana and Milwaukee.
Milwaukee has won two straight games. On Monday, Michael Redd finished with 23
points and T.J. Ford contributed 19 points, five rebounds and 10 assists to
lead the Bucks over the Portland Trail Blazers, 100-93, at the Rose Garden.
Bobby Simmons added 16 points and Charlie Bell scored 13 in the win over the
Trail Blazers for the Bucks, who have won four of their last five contests
The Bucks are just 14-19 on the road this season. They are scheduled to visit
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday at the Staples Center.
Seattle attempts to bounce back from a tough loss. On Tuesday, Ron Artest
poured in a season-high 34 points as the Sacramento Kings knocked off the
SuperSonics, 105-96, at ARCO Arena.
All-Star Ray Allen paced Seattle with 23 points and seven rebounds in the loss
to Sacramento. Chris Wilcox ended with 16 points and 19 boards, while Rashard
Lewis netted 15 for the Sonics, who have dropped two of their last three games
The SuperSonics are 16-17 at home this season.
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On
February 14th, Redd poured in 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, as
the Bucks knocked off the SuperSonics, 106-91, at the Bradley Center.
Milwaukee has lost five straight and 13 of its last 14 at Seattle.