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Friday, November 29th (All times Eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (2-12) at Charlotte Bobcats (7-9), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Milwaukee Bucks will try to halt a 10-game losing streak Friday night when they visit Time Warner Cable Arena to face the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Bucks haven't tasted victory since a home contest over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 6. During that time, Milwaukee dropped five straight away from home.

It's the Bucks' longest skid since dropping 15 straight, March 4-30, 1996.

Milwaukee's most recent setback was a 100-92 overtime loss at home Wednesday to the Washington Wizards. O.J. Mayo of the Bucks tied it with a long 3- pointer with 6.9 seconds in regulation, but Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza led Washington in the extra session.

"It shouldn't have gotten to overtime to be honest, we just made some bad plays down the stretch," said Milwaukee head coach Larry Drew. "You just have to make plays down the stretch in a game that close and we didn't."

Mayo led the Bucks with 21 points, followed by 13 from Khris Middleton, who is still in the starting lineup for Milwaukee. Ersan Ilyasova chipped in 12 points and Gary Neal had 10 off the bench.

The Bobcats lost their second in a row on Wednesday when they fell, 99-74 in Indianapolis. The Pacers held Charlotte to 31.3 percent shooting from the field.

"They're so good and so big, we didn't get any easy ones tonight," said Charlotte head coach Steve Clifford.

Only three Bobcats scored in double figures against the Pacers. Al Jefferson paced Charlotte with 16 points, followed by 15 from Kemba Walker and 10 from Gerald Henderson.

Friday's game will end a three-game homestand for the Bobcats. They'll hit the road on Sunday in Miami, then visit Philadelphia.

The Bobcats toppled the Bucks, 96-72 in Milwaukee last Saturday. Only two Bucks - Middleton and John Henson - scored in double figures as five Bobcats cracked the 10-point mark.

The Bucks have lost seven of their last eight and nine of their last 12 in Charlotte.

11/29 10:38:20 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 3
CLB 4
 
8:30pm Tonight
CAR
PIT
Final
NYY 5
TOR 2
 
Final
MIA 1
WAS 2
8th
BAL 2
BOS 3
 
Final
PIT 1
MIL 0
8th
ATL 2
NYM 7
 
8th
TAM 3
CWS 10
 
6th
MIN 2
CLE 7
 
6th
KAN 4
DET 2
 
6th
HOU 4
SEA 3
 
6th
CHC 4
LOS 5
 
3rd
ANA 0
TEX 0
 
1st
OAK 0
PHI 1
 
2nd
COL 0
ARI 0
 
1st
SDP 0
SFG 0
 
8:05pm Tonight
STL
CIN
Final
CAR 3
CLB 4
 
5:00pm Tonight
WAS
BUF
 
6:30pm Tonight
CLB
STL
 
8:00pm Tonight
EDM
CAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CAL
EDM
 
Final
CLE 21
BAL 23
 
Final
STL 31
DAL 34
 
Final
DET 19
GBP 7
 
Final
NYG 30
HOU 17
 
Final
JAC 17
IND 44
 
Final
NOS 20
MIN 9
 
Final
NEP 16
OAK 9
 
Final
BUF 10
SDC 22
 
Final
CIN 33
TEN 7
 
4th
PHI 37
WAS 34
 
1st
ARI 3
SFX 0
 
4:25pm Today
SEA
DEN
4:25pm Today
MIA
KAN
8:30pm Tonight
CAR
PIT