The Nets' two-game road trip takes them to Milwaukee Saturday night for a game against a team that scored 115 points against them only three weeks ago...and that was without Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings. The Bucks have scored 98 points or more in four of the last six games and won four of the six as well. The Nets, meanwhile, have lost ten straight on the road.
Even without Jennings, the Bucks were able to beat the Raptors Friday night. Corey Maggette had a season-high 29 points, Ersan Ilyasova matched a career best with 25 and Bogut scored 24. It was the Bucks' best offensive performance since that 115-92 win in New Jersey on Jan. 8. Now, with Jennings returning, Milwaukee should be even tougher.
For the Nets, it will be an opportunity to show that they still play defense, and have a little pride. "Hopefully when we keep getting our faces smashed in we’ll get it," AveryJohnson said. "You get your face smashed in enough. sometime you’re going to have to learn to fight back."
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