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Saturday, March 1st (All times Eastern)

Brooklyn Nets (27-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (11-46), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets will end a season-long road trip Saturday night when they visit the Bradley Center to take on the lowly Milwaukee Bucks.

The Nets are 3-3 thus far on the excursion and they've inched within two games of .500. They trail the Toronto Raptors by four games in the Atlantic Division and are two behind the Washington Wizards for the fifth seed in the East.

Last time out, the Nets prevailed over the Denver Nuggets, 112-89 on Thursday.

Paul Pierce netted 18 points and the Nets led wire-to-wire in this one after losing by 44 points to Portland on Wednesday. Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee and Marcus Thornton all scored 10 points, with Shaun Livingston handing out a game-high eight assists.

"Right from the tip, guys came with the energy," Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd said. "Defensively we got stops and from there we started making shots."

All 13 players that took the court for the Nets notched at least three points, including recent signee Jason Collins, who made his only field goal.

Denver struggled out of the gate and never really recovered. The hosts shot just 3-of-18 from the field in the first quarter while Brooklyn shot better than 50 percent. The Nuggets were held to a season-low for points in a quarter with eight in the opening 12 minutes.

The Nets play two at home before traveling again later in the week.

The Bucks' bid for consecutive wins for the first time all season was thwarted when they gamely lost in Indianapolis, 101-96 on Thursday night.

Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton had 23 and 22 points, respectively, for Milwaukee, which posted just its 11th win of the season on Monday against Philadelphia.

O.J. Mayo finished with 14 points and Ramon Sessions added 13 for the Bucks.

Milwaukee, after trailing by as many as 17 in the first half, actually led 60-54 following a Middleton 3-pointer less than three minutes into the third quarter. The Bucks, however, went the final five minutes of the third quarter without scoring.

"We're just going to focus on finishing this season strong, knowing that we'll not be in the playoffs, and just try to set a foundation for next year," said Mayo.

The Nets have won four straight against the Bucks, including both of this season's meetings. Brooklyn has won two in a row in Brew City, but before the four-game winning streak, had dropped 13 straight to Milwaukee.

03/01 10:22:17 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
PHI 53
CHA 72
 
3rd
PHI 53
CHA 72
 
3rd
ORL 57
UTA 69
 
2nd
CLE 45
BRK 45
 
Half
BOS 53
MIN 48
 
Half
DET 52
TOR 52
 
2nd
MIA 51
WAS 52
 
2nd
MEM 22
CHI 20
 
2nd
SAN 20
POR 17
 
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DEN
LAC
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LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
2nd
BUCK 76
CASEWEST 59
 
2nd
LIB 74
CPNC 55
 
2nd
SCAR 52
CLEM 37
 
2nd
CMICH 79
CONC 52
 
2nd
MIAMI 29
EKENT 43
 
2nd
GWEBB 84
HIWASSEE 58
 
2nd
ODU 46
MDES 35
 
2nd
BUF 54
NIAG 34
 
2nd
KSU 46
NCAT 38
 
2nd
FAM 41
UNF 62
 
2nd
NORST 61
NARZ 43
 
2nd
DART 42
NILL 36
 
2nd
MORE 46
NKENTUCKY 62
 
2nd
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
2nd
STJ 33
GAELS 39
 
2nd
ALA 47
STILL 29
 
2nd
HAMP 49
TENST 43
 
2nd
TENN 50
TENT 46
 
2nd
WMARY 77
WSHMD 39
 
Half
MERC 33
COOK 24
 
Half
FLGC 38
FUR 34
 
2nd
CALST 30
SDKST 30
 
1st
MTST 13
CHAT 12
 
1st
NDAK 15
DICKINSON 7
 
1st
LAMON 22
LSUALEX 19
 
1st
PRIN 30
LIP 19
 
1st
LAM 26
MLGN 15
 
1st
MINN 22
SEAT 15
 
1st
LOYC 22
SUTAH 9
 
1st
SELA 23
WINT 26
 
1st
SILL 17
NO 16
 
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MARQ
ALAAM
 
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TTU
ARKPB
 
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DEN
COLST
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CREI
TXPA
 
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CAL
EWASH
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UTST
IDST
 
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UTEP
ARZ
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CHAM
HAW
 
2nd
NJD 2
TAM 1
 
2nd
OTT 2
ANA 0
 
2nd
DET 1
NYI 1
 
1st
WIN 1
BOS 0
 
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CAL
DAL