Milwaukee Bucks Team Report - March 4
=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report - March 4 ===
(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Bucks target their fifth consecutive win this evening when they continue their four-game road trip against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.
On Wednesday, Keith Van Horn scored 25 points and Michael Redd added 24, as Milwaukee kicked off their trek in fine fashion with 105-97 victory over Orlando at the TD Waterhouse Centre.
Desmond Mason added 22 points in the victory, and Damon Jones finished with a career-high 17 assists, as the Bucks extended their road winning streak to three games.
Van Horn, who is averaging 18.7 points in his seven games with Milwaukee, added five rebounds and connected on 11-of-his-19 shots from the field in the win.
The Bucks remained a half-game ahead of the New Orleans Hornets for fourth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Hornets defeated the Chicago Bulls in overtime on Wednesday.
On the injury front, forward Joe Smith missed his third straight game last night with a sprained left ankle and is questionable for tonight's tilt.
Milwaukee, which will be trying to win four consecutive games on the road for the first time this season, is 10-19 away from home this season.
The Bucks have already beaten the Heat twice this season and have won five straight in the series. Miami, though, has won four of the last seven meetings at home.MIL