Golden State opens trek at Milwaukee
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors begin a five-game road trip when
they visit the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at the Bradley Center.
This is the second and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. On
December 2nd, Maurice Williams hit the go-ahead jumper with 53.5 seconds left
to lift Milwaukee to a 115-110 win over Golden State at ORACLE Arena.
The Bucks have won two in a row in the series. Golden State has won two
straight after losing its last four at Milwaukee.
Golden State enters tonight’s contest on a two-game losing streak. On Sunday,
Maurice Evans poured in a career-high 26 points and superstar Kobe Bryant also
netted 26 to power the Lakers to a 102-85 rout of the Warriors at ORACLE
Monta Ellis scored 22 and Jason Richardson netted 15 in the loss for the
Warriors, who have dropped four of their last six games overall. Andris
Biedrins had 16 rebounds for Golden State, which shot just 2-of-19 from three-
point range and was 9-of-21 from the foul line.
The Warriors, who have dropped three in a row as the visitor, are a dismal
6-21 on the road this season. They will also visit Chicago, New York,
Washington and Detroit on the current swing.
Milwaukee tries to win back-to-back games. Williams and Michael Redd scored 26
points apiece as the Bucks crushed the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-90, on Saturday
at the Bradley Center.
Charlie Bell added 13 points in the win for the Bucks, who snapped a seven-
game losing streak. Ruben Patterson also scored 13 points and dished out a
career-high 10 assists for Milwaukee, which shot 12-of-25 from beyond the arc.
On the injury front for Milwaukee, guard Earl Boykins (sprained right thumb)
is questionable for tonight’s contest. Boykins, who was acquired in a trade
from Denver earlier in the season, is averaging 14.8 points and 4.3 assists
per game this season.
The Bucks are 12-12 at home in 2006-07. They will visit Chris Bosh and the
Toronto Raptors on Friday at Air Canada Centre.