The Milwaukee Bucks (8-7) pulled off another exciting comeback win on Saturday night, this time against the Boston Celtics, and now they get a chance to start a winning streak on Monday night against the New Orleans Hornets (4-11). No. 1 pick Anthony Davis burned the Bucks in the first matchup on Nov. 17 (28 points, 11 rebounds), but he is out this time around due to a stress reaction in his left ankle.
The Hornets have lost nine of their last 10 games, and they currenlty own the worst defensive rating of any team in the association, so this might be a nice chance for the Bucks' offense to get back on track. Milwaukee has lost five of its last seven games and a battle with the San Antonio Spurs looms on Wednesday, so it would be nice to pick up a win against a wounded opponent in this game.