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Bucks center Larry Sanders will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Brooklyn after missing Milwaukee's last four games with a lower back contusion.
Injured after a nasty fall in Denver on Feb. 5, Sanders missed more time than he initially expected and even sought out a second opinion to make sure initial tests didn't overlook a more serious injury.
The All-Star break gave the NBA's leader in blocked shots the extra rest he needed, as Sanders went through his first full-contact practice since the fall on Monday.
The Bucks have badly missed their defensive anchor, as Milwaukee went 1-3 and allowed over 100 points three times in his absence.
Sanders' return means Samuel Dalembert will slide back to the bench after averaging 16.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in his last five games.
Milwaukee won't be at full strength, as reserve guard Marquis Daniels will miss Tuesday's game with an illness.
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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...
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According to Marc Stein, ESPN:
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MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks had Brooklyn on the ropes for the second straight night.
But as they did just 24 hours earlier, the Bucks let a chance at beating a team ahead of them in the standings slip through their fingers.
Up 15 points in the third quarter, Milwaukee just stopped scoring. The Nets took full-advantage and came away with a 97-94 victory after Monta Ellis missed...
The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the top contenders to land Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith, and lucky for them, it seems Smith is interested in them as well. The concern for any team that trades for Smith is that his contract is up after this season. So the team who gets him will either need to work out a new deal or just use him for half a season.According to Ken Berger of...
Monta Ellis has an $11 million player option for the 13-14 NBA season that he is expected to decline.
The Milwaukee Bucks continue to discuss Josh Smith trade scenarios with the Atlanta Hawks in advance of Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
But those discussions, sources say, also serve as a strong indication of the rising likelihood that Brandon Jennings will not be moved this week.
ESPN.com reported Tuesday that Monta Ellis is...
The Milwaukee Bucks are thinking big -- if rumors are to be believed.
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic are discussing a trade that involves Luc Mbah a Moute and a first-round draft pick in exchange for J.J. Redick, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.One deal on the table for the Bucks is Luc Mbah a Moute and a first-round pick to Orlando for J.J. Redick, sources say.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 19, 2013 Berger notes that there is...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Five points separated the Nets and the Bucks in their home-and-home set, and Brooklyn came away with two straight last-second victories.
Deron Williams scored 23 points and the Nets escaped with a 97-94 victory on Wednesday night after Milwaukee's Monta Ellis missed a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.
"We did a good job...
The Brooklyn Nets have been incredibly active in trade talks but have not been able to acquire anyone with their not-so-glamorous package of Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a draft pick. They wanted Dwight, then they wanted Josh Smith, and now they are trying to acquire a player GM Billy King wanted last season, Turkish stud Ersan Ilyasova. According to ESPNs Marc Stein:
After missing the Nets' two games right before the All-Star break (wins over the Nuggets and Pacers) with ankle inflammation, Deron Williams is expected to return tonight vs the Bucks
When: 7:30 PM: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY