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Thursday, March 20th (All times Eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (13-55) at Golden State Warriors (43-26), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors opened their homestand with a win and will try to keep playing solid basketball Thursday night when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to Oracle Arena.

The Warriors have won two straight and seven of their last nine. They are sixth in the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games behind the Portland Trail Blazers for fifth and two ahead of both the Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies, who share seventh.

Golden State began a five-game residency with a 103-89 victory over the Orlando Magic Tuesday night.

Stephen Curry had 23 points for the Warriors. David Lee tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Klay Thompson also poured in 20 points for the Warriors, who played without Andre Iguodala and will again on Thursday because of right knee tendonitis.

Marreese Speights (13) and Steve Blake (12) scored double figures off the bench.

"We handled our business, we competed. I thought we were very unselfish," Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said.

The Warriors will host the San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks on this current homestand.

The Bucks have dropped five in a row and eight of their last nine en route to the worst record in the NBA. Thursday night's tilt is the second of a four- game western swing which will send them to Sacramento and Los Angeles to face the Lakers.

Milwaukee fought valiantly in a 120-115 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

Brandon Knight poured in a team-high 24 points, Ramon Sessions scored 23 points and Khris Middleton finished with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Bucks.

Zaza Pachulia had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Ersan Ilyasova managed 12 in the loss.

Sessions missed two free-throws that could have iced the game for the Bucks in regulation.

"He missed them, but we had other opportunities to win that game. There were other plays that could have put us in position to win the game," said Bucks coach Larry Drew. "The guys played really hard for four quarters. I told them I was very proud of their effort, I just wanted them to know."

The Warriors beat the Bucks, who have dropped six straight on the road, in Milwaukee earlier this season, but the Bucks have taken two in a row at Oracle Arena.

03/20 10:24:28 ET

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Local
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
ORL 94
UTA 101
Final
CLE 95
BRK 91
 
Final
BOS 114
MIN 98
 
Final
DET 100
TOR 110
 
4th
MIA 97
WAS 100
 
4th
MEM 74
CHI 82
 
4th
SAN 78
POR 72
 
2nd
DEN 53
LAC 39
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
Final
BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
Final
LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
Final
SCAR 68
CLEM 45
 
Final
CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
Final
MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
Final
GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
Final
ODU 60
MDES 43
 
Final
BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
Final
KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
Final
FAM 65
UNF 83
 
Final
NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
Final
DART 58
NILL 55
 
Final
MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
Final
STJ 53
GAELS 47
 
Final
ALA 69
STILL 49
 
Final
HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
Final
TENN 61
TENT 58
 
Final
WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
Final
MERC 67
COOK 46
 
Final
FLGC 83
FUR 78
 
Final
CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
Final
MTST 68
CHAT 58
 
Final
NDAK 78
DICKINSON 48
 
Final
LAMON 76
LSUALEX 71
 
Final
PRIN 77
LIP 55
 
Final
LAM 80
MLGN 53
 
2nd
MINN 85
SEAT 48
 
Final
LOYC 73
SUTAH 57
 
Final
SELA 81
WINT 71
 
2nd
SILL 52
NO 56
 
Half
MARQ 40
ALAAM 20
 
Half
TTU 35
ARKPB 26
 
Half
DEN 37
COLST 34
 
Half
CREI 39
TXPA 27
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
EWASH
10:05pm Tonight
UTST
IDST
 
11:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ARZ
11:59pm Tonight
CHAM
HAW
 
Final
NJD 3
TAM 2
3rd
OTT 6
ANA 2
 
Final
DET 1
NYI 2
 
3rd
WIN 2
BOS 1
 
2nd
CAL 0
DAL 0