Nets Bucks Pregame

By: Robert Watts

The Brooklyn Nets (27-29) look to pull with one game of the .500 mark as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks (11-46) tonight in Milwaukee. The Nets look to build off of their 112-89 win in Denver versus Nuggets on Thursday by finishing their yearly circus road trip with a 4-2 record with a win tonight against the Bucks.

The Bucks are coming off of a 101-96 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Indiana on Thursday. A game in which they rallied back from a 17 point deficit early in the 2nd quarter vs the Eastern Conference’s top team to make it a close one. The Bucks are 2-3 since the All-Star break (2 losses to Indiana) and could very well catch a Brooklyn team who normally plays down to competition off guard tonight. The Nets have lost six of their last eight games in Milwaukee but have won the last two games they’ve played at the Harris Bradley Center. The Nets lead the season series between the Bucks 2-0 but haven’t swept the season series since taking all four meetings during thee 07-08 season.

Standings watch:
– With a Nets win and a Wizards loss tonight the Nets can pull within 1 full game out of the fifth seed after tonight

– With a Nets loss tonight the Nets will remain in the 6th seed, but will only have a 1/2 game lead from the 7th seed

– With a Nets win tonight they can become only 3.5 games behind Toronto for the division lead. Loss = 4.5 GB.

Game Notes:
– Kevin Garnett is OUT for the Nets tonight with back spasms. Rookie Mason Plumlee will start in his place.

– Milwaukee waived former small forward Caron Butler on Thursday.

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