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If the Bucks plan on snagging an elusive win at the House of Mouse, they'll have to do it thin up front.

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The last time the Milwaukee Bucks won in Orlando, this was the number one song in the land, according to Billboard:

Usher's "Yeah!" (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris) was causing high schoolers and middle-aged housewives around the country to pop and lock in ways we hadn't seen since The Jackson Five.  Ironically, this song is still prominently featured at most Bucks home games.

March 3rd, 2004 was the last time the Bucks won in Orlando.  Seventeen straight losses since.  But the stars seem to be aligning to change that on this night, what with the Bucks a good road team and the Orlando Magic having dropped six in a row.  Well NOT SO FAST, SKIPPY!  Here's Charles Gardner of the MJS:

With Ersan assuredly out and Zaza potentially out, that leaves John Henson, Johnny O'Bryant, newly-signed-for-rest-of-season-Kenyon Martin, and a lucky fan in the stands representing Bucks' frontcourt tonight.  This will put a stronger onus on the backcourt to continue their hot shooting from Tuesday's win in Miami, when they hit 54.9% from the floor.  Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton and Jerryd Bayless were all key on Tuesday and will likely be leaned on again if Pachulia joins Ilyasova on the bench.

Orlando is coming off a nine-point loss in Memphis, thanks in large part to a severe disadvantage in the paint (as most teams have against the Grizzlies).  And, regardless of who is performing well at the time, Bucks fans always hone in on Tobias Harris when these two clash.  In three games at the Amway Center against his old team, Harris averages 24.7 points, 11.7 boards, and 6418.7 elicited screams of pain from the Dairyland.

Fun Note!  Jorge Gutierrez will get some burn tonight, per Kidd.  Can he grow six inches and play the five?

And if you're wondering... the answer is five.  I listened to "Yeah!" five times while writing this.  You should all do the same.

UPDATE: Pachulia is out tonight, Jared Dudley will start at PF.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bucks starters tonight will be Knight, Middleton, Antetokounmpo, Dudley and Henson. Pachulia (calf) and Ilyasova (groin) both out.</p>&mdash; Bucks PR (@BucksPR) <a href="https://twitter.com/BucksPR/status/560929546711867393">January 29, 2015</a></blockquote>
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14/15 NBA Season
Mil_medium
(23-22, 13-12 road)
vs.
Orlando-magic.v9ba0e1f
(15-33, 5-15 home)
January 29, 2015
Amway Center | Orlando, FL
6:00 CT
Fox Sports Wisconsin | 620 WTMJ
Probable Starters
Brandon Knight PG Elfrid Payton
Khris Middleton SG Victor Oladipo
Giannis Antetokounmpo SF Aaron Gordon
Jared Dudley
PF Channing Frye
John Henson C Nik Vucevic
2014/15 Advanced Stats
96.2 (13th)
Pace 96.1 (15th)
101.6 (18th)
ORtg 99.5 (23rd)
99.4 (2nd)
DRtg 105.4 (24th)

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