Friday , Dec , 01 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Suns try to extend winning streak vs. Bucks

(Sports Network) – The red-hot Phoenix Suns try to extend their season-long
winning streak to six games when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks tonight to
US Airways Center.

Milwaukee has lost 18 straight at Phoenix. The last time the Bucks won at
Phoenix was on February 21, 1987.

The Suns have won four of the last five meetings in this series. Milwaukee is
scheduled to host the Suns on January 26th in the second and final meeting of
the season between the clubs.

Phoenix plays the middle contest of a three-game homestand. On Wednesday,
reigning MVP Steve Nash keyed a fourth-quarter run by scoring eight of his 17
points during the surge as the Suns defeated the Houston Rockets, 102-91, at
US Airways Center.

Amare Stoudemire finished with a team-high 22 points and 15 rebounds in the
win over Houston for the Suns, who used a 19-5 fourth-quarter surge to turn a
74-72 deficit into a 91-79 cushion. Raja Bell added 20 points for Phoenix,
which has won five straight and seven of its last eight games overall.

The Suns are 6-2 at home this season. They will host Mike Bibby and the
Sacramento Kings on Tuesday in the finale of the current homestand.

Milwaukee attempts to win back-to-back games, as it plays the second of a
four-game road trip. Michael Redd scored a game-high 45 points, grabbed eight
rebounds and handed out five assists to lead the Bucks to a 109-105 win over
the Lakers at the Staples Center.

Maurice Williams scored 22 points and handed out six assists in the win over
the Lakers for Milwaukee, while Charlie Bell netted 14 for the Bucks, who have
won two of their last three games overall.

The Bucks are 2-4 as the visitor this season. They will visit the Golden State
Warriors on Saturday at ORACLE Arena and the Utah Jazz on Monday at
EnergySolutions Arena.