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Fox Sports Wisconsin:
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The Milwaukee Bucks are banged up, as four players missed practice Tuesday with injuries.
The latest addition to the injury list is power forward Ersan Ilyasova, who suffered a right lower leg contusion in Sunday's victory against Brooklyn. Also injured Sunday, forward-center Ekpe Udoh was held out as well with a left wrist sprain.
Small forward Mike Dunleavy, who continues to recover from a left knee bruise that occurred in Minnesota on Nov. 30, did not practice either. Additionally, point guard Beno Udrih remains out with a sprained right ankle and won't play against Sacramento on Wednesday.
Bucks coach Scott Skiles said he wasn't sure of the group's availability against the Kings, but the team officially lists Ilyasova as probable, with Udoh and Dunleavy questionable.
As far as who starts if Udoh can't go, Skiles won't speculate until he knows more Wednesday.
"I've got options," Skiles said. "I'm not going to mak...
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In his fifth season in Milwaukee, the Bucks coach is going to make changes until he finds a winning solution. It's what he's done his entire coaching career, and that's certainly not going to change now.
Milwaukee has used five different starting...
MILWAUKEE -- Drew Gooden has stayed ready for his number to be called.
To his credit, many in his situation wouldn't have been. Lost in the shuffle with an abundance of big men, his first minutes of the season came in Milwaukee's 18th game and that eight-minute stretch occurred when the Bucks had victory well in hand.
Gooden has admitted it hasn't been easy, but he...
When Larry Sanders said he wanted to start a block party this season, he wasn't messing around.
After a four block performance Sunday in Brooklyn, Sanders is now the NBA's leader in blocked shots per game at 3.11, passing Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka.
In his last six games, Sanders has 32 blocked shots (5.3 per game), the same number Milwaukee's opponents have blocked...
MILWAUKEE -- The depth of the Milwaukee Bucks will be tested Wednesday night as they will be without four players against the Sacramento Kings.
Forwardcenter Ekpe Udoh (sprained left wrist), point guard Beno Udrih (sprained right ankle) and small forward Mike Dunleavy (bruised left knee) all missed practice Tuesday and won't play against the Kings.
Just an hour before tip,...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks won ugly' in a matchup of short-handed teams -- and that's just fine with Brandon Jennings.
Jennings scored 19 points, Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists and the Bucks beat the Sacramento Kings 98-85 on Wednesday night for their third straight win.
"It was an ugly game," Jennings said. "It seemed like the Sacramento...
Monta Ellis is shooting just 38.9 percent this season.
MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't pretty, but considering the circumstances, the Milwaukee Bucks aren't complaining about their 98-85 victory over Sacramento Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Already playing without key reserves Mike Dunleavy Jr. (bruised knee) and Beno Udrih (sprained ankle), a sprained ankle kept starting center Joel Pryzbilla off the court and Larry...
Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Sacramento Kings 98-85 on Wednesday night.
Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 17 points in his first start of the season for Milwaukee (11-9), which has its best 20-game start since 2005-06.
With another strong offensive performance from Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, the Milwaukee Bucks should have a good chance to match their longest winning streak of the season Wednesday night.
The backcourt duo can help the Bucks to a third consecutive victory as they try to avoid a third straight loss to the visiting Sacramento Kings.
Jennings scored 26 points and Ellis added...
Bucks forward Ekpe Udoh left Sunday's 97-88 victory in Brooklyn with left wrist pain and did not return.
Udoh came out after committing a shooting foul on Nets center Andray Blatche with 9:33 left in the second quarter, finishing with three points, two assists and two blocks in 12 minutes.
Inserted into the starting lineup last Saturday, Udoh entered Sunday's game averaging...