Bucks still searching for answers
(Sports Network) - Following back-to-back losses against Denver and Dallas, the Milwaukee Bucks (19-17) face the formidable challenge of trying to break their losing streak against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.
Milwaukee beat the Spurs on December 20th, 109-107 in overtime. Rookie Andrew Bogut scored as time expired to claim the victory.
In Milwaukee's last outing, Dirk Nowitzki scored 35 points on 14-of-21 shooting, to lead the Mavericks to a 114-95 victory over the Bucks at the American Airlines Center.
Michael Redd led the Bucks with 29 points, including 11-of-12 from the foul line, and Maurice Williams contributed 18 points in the loss, Milwaukee's sixth in its last eight attempts.
The Bucks held a players-only meeting following the loss.
"We were re-evaluating ourselves, that's all," Redd said to the Journal- Sentinel afterwards. "It was a disappointing loss. We beat this team about a month and a half ago
After the game in San Antonio (29-9), the Bucks will finish their three-game road trip in Atlanta (11-26) on Friday night. They will complete the week with a home game against the Charlotte Bobcats (11-27).
The Bucks have never lost to Charlotte winning all four contests last year and taking a 103-102 victory on Friday.
Injured forward Joe Smith has joined the Bucks on this trip and reports that he is on schedule towards his recovery from left knee surgery.MIL