ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The Milwaukee Bucks returned to the practice floor Monday after the four-day All-Star break and did so with their starting center back in the fold.
Larry Sanders went through full-contact practice for the first time since suffering a lower back contusion on Feb. 5 and there's a good chance he could return to the starting lineup in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
"I wouldn't guarantee it, but I'd probably say a 70-30 chance (of playing)," Sanders said.
While the team as a whole needed the break, Sanders was aided the most. He spent the four days getting treatment and continuing to rehab.
"I tried to keep it lose, moved around a lot," Sanders said. "Stayed in the gym and worked on some shots because I couldn't do much else. Just tried to stay active."
Sanders missed four games after suffering the fall trying to draw a charge on Denver's Kenneth Faried, and the Bucks went 1-3 in his absence. Milwaukee allowed over 100 points in all three losses without the NBA's le...