Playing the team with the Eastern Conference's longest losing streak might be just what the Milwaukee Bucks need to break out of their recent funk.
The slumping Bucks will try to avoid losing for the eighth time in 10 games Friday night when they host the Charlotte Bobcats, who have dropped eight straight in Milwaukee.
After a 6-2 start, the Bucks (8-9) fell under .500 for the first time Wednesday night with a 110-99 loss at San Antonio.
Aside from a 91-88 win versus Boston on Saturday, Milwaukee (8-9) has lost four straight by double digits.
"They just went on a run and we couldn't get back in the game," coach Scott Skiles said after the team's latest defeat.
The Bucks have struggled to find consistency on offense, scoring 91.9 points per game during this stretch after averaging 101.0 in their first eight.
While he finished with a team-high 21 points against the Spurs, leading scorer Monta Ellis made just 5 of 19 from the field, leaving him at 24 of 73 (32.9 percent) over his...