MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Chicago Bulls tonight.
It's expected to be a de-facto road game for the Bucks, as thousands of Bulls fans have returned to the B-M-O Harris Bradley Center this season after Derrick Rose became healthy. He's now out for the season again with a knee injury.
Bucks' coach Larry Drew said he coached a lot of games with Atlanta over the past three seasons in which the road teams drew louder fans than the Hawks. Drew says he'll remind his team to quote, "play through the crowd."
The Bucks are 7-and-27 after losing to Golden State on Tuesday. Milwaukee is 1-and-1 against Chicago, with a four-point victory in the Windy City on December 10th and a one-point loss three nights later at home.
Bucks' power forward Ersan Ilyasova missed practice yesterday with a swollen right hand. He's listed as day-to-day. Center-and-forward John Henson returned to practice, but is not cleared to play due to a bad ankle. He's listed as questionable for tonight.