The final two stops on the Milwaukee Bucks' longest road trip of the season certainly haven't lacked for story lines.
First was the 24-game losing streak in Phoenix that was snapped Thursday night. Now, the Bucks are preparing to face an old friend Saturday.
Former Bucks coach Terry Stotts is in charge of the Portland Trail Blazers these days, and his team was one of the NBA's biggest surprises early on. Portland ran out to a 20-15 start but has since lost four straight games to fall from the sixth seed in the Western Conference to its current position of a half-game out of the eighth seed.
Hired by the Bucks in the summer of 2005 to replace the fired Terry Porter, Stotts didn't last two full seasons in Milwaukee. In his only full year with the team, he led the Bucks to a 40-42 record. Despite being under .500, Milwaukee made the playoffs as the eighth seed and lost its first-round series in five games to Detroit.
Michael Redd led the Bucks in scoring at 25.4 points ...