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Milwaukee Bucks Visit Miami Heat: Game 16 Preview

Miami (11-4) looks to make it four in a row on their five game homestand. LeBron and Co. welcomes Andrew Bogut and the Milwaukee Bucks (5-9) to the AA Arena, tonight at 6:00.

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The Miami Heat will be hosting the Milwaukee Bucks at the AA Arena tonight. It's the first of three meetings this season between the two teams, and the only time they will play in Miami. The Heat are 6-1 at home, Milwaukee carries a 1-8 road record into the game. For the Heat, this is the fourth game of a five game homestand. They beat the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday with a 39 point third quarter, 120-98. They then beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, 98-87 and the Philadelphia 76ers last night, 113-92. They conclude their homestand on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bucks just won their first road game (in their ninth road game) of the season, against the New York Knicks, 100-86 on Friday night. They go on to host the Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night.

The two teams last met on April 6th of last season. The Bucks took care of Miami, 90-85. John Salmons led four Bucks in double figures with 17 and Luc Mbah a Moute added 14 points and 12 rebounds. LeBron James led Miami with 29 points and eight assists. Chris Bosh added 18 points, Mike Miller grabbed 12 rebounds and Joel Anthony collected 11 rebounds in the losing effort.

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Miami beat Philadelphia last night at home in Miami, 113-92. Dwyane Wade was again sidelined by injury, but Miami came together well, running their record without Wade in the lineup to 7-0. LeBron James led Miami with 28 points and nine rebounds, and Chris Bosh chipped in 30. Mario Chalmers scored 11 with eight assists, Udonis Haslem grabbed 10 rebounds for Miami.

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The Bucks beat the Knicks, 100-86 on Friday. Brandon Jennings led four Bucks in double figures with 36 in the victory. Carmelo Anthony led New York with 35.

Bucks vs Knicks 1/20/12 Highlights (via phillykid330)

Game Time: 6:00 EST

Season Series: 0-0

All-Time Series: 53-31


Miami Heat: 11-4, tied for first in the Southeast Division, tied for second in the Eastern Conference, tied for third in the NBA.

Milwaukee Bucks: 5-9, fourth in the Central Division, tied for ninth in the Eastern Conference, tied for 21st in the NBA.

Starting Lineups:

Miami Heat:

PG - Mario Chalmers

SG - James Jones

SF - LeBron James

PF - Chris Bosh

C - Joel Anthony

Milwaukee Bucks:

PG - Brandon Jennings

SG - Shaun Livingston

SF - Carlos Delfino

PF - Jon Leuer

C - Andrew Bogut


Common Thread:

Bucks starting shooting guard Shaun Livingston played four games for Miami near the end of 2008, scoring a total of nine points and four assists in 41 minutes.

Team Milestones:

With eight more field goals, LeBron James will move past Michael Beasley into 19th, with 921.

James Jones needs two more 3-pointers to pass Jamal Mashburn into 14th with 211.

Three more 3-pointers will put Mario Chalmers at 305, passing Jason Williams into seventh.

With one more assist, Udonis Haslem will pass Rony Seikaly into 19th, with 574. Four more blocks will put him in 11th with 185, passing Brian Grant.

With 17 points, LeBron James will pass Sherman Douglas into 17th with 2,545 points.

Team Leaders:


LeBron James, 29.9

Chris Bosh,20.3

Dwyane Wade,19.6


Udonis Haslem, 9.5

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, 8.0


LeBron James, 7.6

Dwyane Wade, 5.4

Mario Chalmers, 4.6


LeBron James, 2.1

Dwyane Wade, 2.0

Mario Chalmers, 1.7


Dwyane Wade, 1.7

Chris Bosh, 1.1

LeBron James, 1.0

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.