The Nets next face the Bucks, one of the four teams in front of them in their elusive playoff hunt. The two are separated by three and a half games, three in the loss column. At the beginning of the season, the Bucks were seen as a playoff team, even a team that could advance. Now, after another run of injuries and some underwhelming play, their only hope for redemption is a late playoff push. Problem is that they have lost three straight, six of their last ten and looked miserable offensively.
Milwaukee, however, has won seven consecutive games against New Jersey and is seeking to sweep the season series for the second year in a row. The Bucks won, 115-92, in Newark on Jan. 8 and posted a 91-81 victory on Jan. 29 at the Bradley Center. Drew Gooden (left foot plantar fasciitis) and Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) are out. Chris Douglas-Roberts (right ankle) is day-to-day. Of course, they still have Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut.
For the Nets, the game can be a statement, showing that after a reverse they can rebound. Same goes for Deron Williams who had his worst game as a Net vs. the Bulls, obviously still bothered by his sore right wrist.
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