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MILWAUKEE -- Trying to snap out of a funk in which they've lost five of their last six games, the Milwaukee Bucks will be shorthanded for the near future.
Backup point guard Beno Udrih and small forward Mike Dunleavy were ruled out for Saturday night against the Celtics. Udrih will miss one to two weeks with a sprained right ankle suffered during Friday's loss to Minnesota. Dunleavy was also injured Friday, clipped in the back of the knee, and is day-to-day.
"He went out a little bit ago and tried to go, but he can't go," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said of Dunleavy before Saturday's game. "I don't know if it will be one game or multiple games, but I can tell you that he is very sore."
Udrih's injury comes at a position where the Bucks lack depth. The veteran has filled his role well, averaging 8.3 points and 3.3 assists per game in 18 minutes per game off the bench. Without another true point guard on the roster, rookie Doron Lamb will get a chance to play more minutes.
X-rays were negative Friday on Udrih's ankle, and further tests Saturday revealed that it was nothing more than a sprain.
"A lot of just depends on the guys who play for the guy that's out and what they do," Skiles said. "Guys can step in and get some minutes that haven't been getting a lot of minutes and play very well. We certainly would like Beno to be healthy because he's played very well for us."
Aside from the injuries, Skiles has decided to make more changes to his starting lineup. Small forward Marquis Daniels and center Ekpe Udoh will start against the Celtics, with Tobias Harris and Samuel Dalembert heading to the bench. Following his triple-double Friday in Minnesota, Larry Sanders was Skiles' first choice to start in place of Dalembert, but Sanders declined, preferring to stay in his role off the bench.
"I understand his point," Skiles said. "He prefers to stay in the role he is in and that's fine."
Forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute was active Saturday for the first time this season after offseason knee surgery, but Skiles isn't sure how many minutes he will be able to play right away.
With Udrih and Dunleavy both inactive, veteran power forward Drew Gooden is active for just the fourth time this season. Gooden has yet to appear in a game.
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By Brian Hall
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Losing 95-85 on the road to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and continuing a stretch where they've lost four of the past five games, might not classify as the Milwaukee Bucks' biggest lost on Friday night.
Backup point guard Beno Udrih, the spark-plug of one of the league's best reserve units, went down during the fourth...
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I'm looking for a good showing out of the Bucks tonight. Somebody wake up Dunleavy. Dude is killing...
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MILWAUKEE -- Comebacks are starting to become second nature for the Milwaukee Bucks. Not even a week after rallying late from a 27-point deficit for a road victory in Chicago, the Bucks stormed back from a 17-0 deficit for a 91-88 victory over the Celtics Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Down one at the half, thanks to a 36-point second quarter, the Bucks...
MILWAUKEE -- Brandon Jennings' three-pointer with 24 seconds to play put Milwaukee head for good in a 91-88 victory over Boston on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Already shorthanded without key reserves Beno Udrih and Mike Dunleavy, Jr., Bucks coach Scott Skiles shook up his starting lineup, starting Epke Udoh and Marquis Daniels in place of Samuel Dalembert...
By Brian Hall
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Larry Sanders could appreciate his final numbers on Friday night in the Milwaukee Bucks' 95-85 road loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves: 10 points, 12 rebounds and a team-record 10 blocks.
Sanders' first triple-double of his NBA career came with the unique footnote of tying the team record for blocks in a game, a record...
If only for one game–but what a game! Larry Sanders, a.k.a. the Sand Man, a.k.a. that bench player on the Bucks, brought himself the game of his dreams last night with his first career triple double, 10 points, 12 rebounds and an incredible 10 blocks. He added an assist and a steal. The 10 blocks tied the team single game record set by the one and only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar....
Discuss tonight's game here as you wish.
Injury update: AK47 is out again, and Love is questionable due to "food poisoning." I have a feeling he will tough it out, but that is an unknown at this point. In other, better news Ricky Rubio was cleared for practice yesterday and all signs point to him starting his season well before Christmas. My prediction remains...
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Milwaukee.
Daniels played tough defense all night on Paul Pierce all game and gave the Bucks god versatility against the Pierce/Terry pick and roll late. He offers preciously little on the other end, but he knows his limitations...
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