MILWAUKEE -- If the Milwaukee Bucks are going to snap Miami's 20-game winning streak Friday night, they are going to have to do it without one of their best defensive players.
Small forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute will miss his third straight game with turf toe, hampering Milwaukee's ability to guard LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Slowing James and Wade is hard for anybody to do, but Mbah a Moute has toughly defended both in the past. Without him in the lineup, the Bucks are expected to start Marquis Daniels at small forward instead of Mike Dunleavy to better match up defensively.
"Luc is a good matchup for a lot of different players that Miami has, so missing him, it hurts us," Bucks coach Jim Boylan said at Fridays shootaround. "Unfortunately, he just can't go tonight."
Snapping Miami's 20-game win streak would certainly thrust the Bucks into the national spotlight, but Milwaukee knows a win Friday night means much more than ending the streak that's tied for third-longest in NBA h...