Monday , Nov , 06 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls try to get back on winning track vs. Bucks

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls try to put the brakes on a two-game
losing streak, as they host Central Division-rival Milwaukee tonight at the
United Center.

Chicago plays the finale of a brief two-game homestand. On Friday, Kevin
Martin’s jumper with 6.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter proved to be the
game-winner, and sent the Sacramento Kings to a shocking 89-88 win over the
Bulls at the United Center.

Luol Deng scored 29 points in defeat, while guard Kirk Hinrich netted 15 for
Chicago. Andres Nocioni added 14 points off the bench and All-Star Ben Wallace
registered nine points and 13 rebounds in the Bulls home-opening loss.

The Bulls travel to Cleveland to face LeBron James and the Cavaliers on
Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Milwaukee tries to notch its second straight victory. Michael Redd, Charlie
Villanueva, and Andrew Bogut all scored 20-plus points, as the Bucks won their
home opener by trouncing the Sacramento Kings, 104-91, on Saturday at the
Bradley Center.

The Bucks shot 50 percent from the field in the first half versus Sacramento,
led by sharp-shooting guard Michael Redd, who scored 18 of his team-high 26 in
the half on 6-for-11 shooting, including 4-for-5 from behind the arc.

Bogut ended with 21 points and eight rebounds and Mo Williams had 15 points
and 12 assists in the win for the Bucks. Villanueva scored 25 and pulled down
seven rebounds despite a calf injury that kept him out of the fourth quarter
of Milwaukee’s 109-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday at Air Canada
Centre.

Milwaukee is 1-1 on the road this season. The Bucks return home on Wednesday
to host Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets.

Last season, Milwaukee and the Bulls split four meetings. The Bucks have lost
three of their last four at Chicago.

CHI MIL