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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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Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
2nd
NCSU 50
ND 43
 
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
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CLE 108
OKC 98
3rd
NOP 81
DAL 71
 
3rd
ORL 74
IND 69
 
3rd
PHO 70
LAC 77
 
3rd
ATL 77
MIN 64
 
2nd
TOR 36
DET 34
 
2nd
SAN 27
MIL 33
 
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GSW
BOS
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DEN
WAS
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LAL
HOU
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UCONN 66
SFLA 53
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GT 62
BC 64
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VT 47
UVA 50
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OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
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WICHS 74
DRAK 40
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STJ 68
DUKE 77
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MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
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HART 61
MAINE 70
 
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MAN 71
MON 64
 
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PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
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SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
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RIU 53
BONA 48
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BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
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BUT 77
SHU 57
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SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
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ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
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GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
Final
IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
Half
TENST 30
BEL 28
 
2nd
NCSU 50
ND 43
 
1st
VILL 21
CREI 11
 
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MD 0
NW 4
 
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UTAH
WASH
3rd
TEAMFOLI 10
TEAMTOEWS 15
 
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