banner

NBA

more stats

96
Final 1234Score
Charlotte2521282296
Milwaukee2118122172
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Wrap | Box
72


NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, November 23rd (All times Eastern)

Charlotte Bobcats (6-7) at Milwaukee Bucks (2-9), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Milwaukee Bucks hope to put the brakes on their season-high seven-game losing streak when they return to the Bradley Center Saturday to battle the Charlotte Bobcats.

Milwaukee's woes continued with Friday's 115-107 overtime loss at Philadelphia and the Bucks blew a 10-point lead in the last two minutes. Sixers center Spencer Hawes hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds remaining in regulation.

The Bucks were outscored, 13-5, in the extra period and received 38 points from Caron Butler. Butler made 13-of-22 from the field and Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points, six rebounds and six assists. Gary Neal scored 10 points for Milwaukee, which was outrebounded, 50-32.

"I thought the game was kind of in our control, but we haven't developed a winning brand of basketball yet," said Butler. "With that being said, you tip your hat to Philadelphia."

Milwaukee failed to take advantage of a season-high 26 turnovers by Philly and will now try to stop a three-game home losing streak.

Bucks guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) missed Friday's game and is questionable versus the Bobcats. Knight is in his first season with the Bucks and is averaging only 4.0 points and 2.3 assists.

The Bobcats enter this matchup in Brew City fresh off Friday's 98-91 home loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, and Ramon Sessions chipped in 15 off the bench. Charlotte made 41.6 percent of its shots and scored 28 points off 21 Phoenix turnovers, but couldn't fully shave a 21-point hole. Charlotte had 18 turnovers, leading to 17 Phoenix points.

"We're not going to win games if we have 18 turnovers," Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said. "If we're low turnover, we're going to have a chance to win."

Josh McRoberts (10) was the other Bobcat to score in double figures.

Bobcats big man Al Jefferson returned to the lineup after missing the last four games with an ankle injury. He finished with nine points on 50 percent shooting (3-for-6) to go along with six boards, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 24:56.

After visiting the Bucks, Charlotte will open a three-game homestand Monday versus Boston, Indiana and Milwaukee.

Charlotte and Milwaukee split four meetings last season. The Bucks have won 10 in a row and 15 of the 16 matchups at home in this series.

11/23 10:28:25 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: San Diego at Denver

    Tonight at 8:25 on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: North Carolina at Virginia

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

    Tonight at 8:25 on 620am

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
UCONN
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
IND
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
CAR
 
Final
KAN 7
SFG 2
Final
ORL 89
HOU 90
Final
BOS 100
BRK 86
Final
NYK 103
WAS 100
Final
MEM 96
CLE 92
Final
MIL 91
MIN 110
Final
SAN 107
ATL 117
Final
LAL 94
POR 86
4th
LAC 85
PHO 84
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
IND
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
DAL
 
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
UCONN
8:00pm Tonight
VT
MIAMI
7:00pm Wednesday
OTT 0
TOR 0
Final
PIT 3
PHI 5
Final
EDM 3
WAS 2
3rd
ANA 2
BUF 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
NYI
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PIT
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
ARI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
CHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
STL
VAN
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
CAR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
BUF
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
CLB
 
8:25pm Tonight
DEN
SDC