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- The Bucks have won 13 straight games against the Nets and their speedy backcourt (Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings) figures to continue to pose a matchup threat against the Nets’ bigger and bulkier backcourt of Joe Johnson and Deron Williams. Before the game, Nets Coach P.J. Carlesimo said he was “befuddled” by some of the criticism Williams has received since arriving in Brooklyn.
- Carlesimo said Reggie Evans (ill) would play.
- Bucks Coach Jim Boylan said Larry Sanders would play after missing four straight games with a lower back contusion.
- Jennings will be looking to break out of a shooting slump. In five games prior to the All-Star break, Jennings shot 29-86 (34 percent).
– Jake Appleman