NBA Preview from The Sports Network|
Wednesday, January 29th
(All times Eastern)
Phoenix Suns (26-18) at Milwaukee Bucks (8-36), 8 p.m.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Suns have started this road trip 2-0 and
will try to remain perfect Wednesday night when they visit the Bradley Center
to take on the Milwaukee Bucks.
Phoenix opened the four-game swing with a win in Cleveland on Sunday, then
came out and pummeled the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. After Wednesday, the
Suns will visit the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, then it's back home for four
On Monday, Gerald Green netted a season-high 30 points as the Suns defeated
the Philadelphia 76ers, 124-113. Green was 10-of-12 from the floor and nailed
4-of-5 from beyond the arc for the Suns, who have won four of their last five
"I just kind of let the game come to me and took what the defense gave me,"
Goran Dragic had 24 points and seven assists, while Miles Plumlee added 14
points and 13 rebounds in the triumph. P.J. Tucker finished with 15 points and
Markieff Morris chipped in 13 off the bench.
Phoenix shot 53.8 percent from the field, 45 percent from long range and
scored 33 points off 21 Sixers turnovers. The Suns weren't great with the ball
either, coughing it up 20 times.
The Bucks have been putrid in January, going 1-12 in the month. Mercifully,
the month is almost over. They only have Wednesday's tilt with the Suns and a
road game in Orlando on Friday.
The Los Angeles Clippers came to Brew City on Monday and left with an easy
Ersan Ilyasova scored 16 points and Khris Middleton had 14 for Milwaukee, but
the Bucks shot a poor 38.2 percent from the field. John Henson, Caron Butler
and Miroslav Raduljica all finished with 11 points.
"Against a team like the Clippers, you have to be clicking on all cylinders,"
Bucks head coach Larry Drew said.
Larry Sanders and O.J. Mayo missed the Clippers game due to illness.
The Suns prevailed by 16 when the two teams met in Phoenix on Jan. 4 and have
taken 12 of the last 15 meetings. Phoenix has won five of its last seven in
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