The Milwaukee Bucks are desperate for a road win, but they'll have to figure out a way to end their latest slump away from home without its leading scorer.
With Michael Redd still nursing a left knee injury, the Bucks will try to end a six-game road slide on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Milwaukee (18-28) has not won away from home since an 87-83 victory at Philadelphia on Jan. 8. The Bucks, though, have won three of their last four road games against the 76ers (17-28) and six of nine overall in the series.
Still, the Bucks are just 5-21 away from Milwaukee this season, and their current road slide isn't even their worst of 2007-08 - they dropped nine straight from Dec. 5-31.
Redd won't be available on Wednesday to help the Bucks end this losing streak. He did not travel with the team on its current two-game trip and missed his second straight game in Tuesday's 87-80 loss in New Jersey. The Bucks hope Redd, who's averaging 23.0 points, can return Saturday at home against Houston.
Royal Ivey scored 19 points on Tuesday for Milwaukee, which dropped to 4-2 without Redd this season.
"You've got to give New Jersey credit," guard Charlie Bell said. "They did a good job of denying Andrew (Bogut) the ball and taking a lot of time off the shot clock, and that forced us to take some bad shots."
The Bucks shot just 37.5 percent while losing for the eighth time in 11 games overall. They have averaged only 83.5 points in their last four road games, more than 10 points below their overall average.
"It really came down to us missing some shots," said Milwaukee coach Larry Krystkowiak, whose team is last in the Central Division. "The defense was good, we just couldn't put enough points on the board. We talked about limiting our turnovers to 12, and we had 11."
Philadelphia hasn't been much better lately, winning just three of its last 14 overall and two of eight at home. However, the 76ers won 103-96 at Charlotte on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak.
The Sixers had failed to reach 90 points in five of their previous 10 games.
"It's been tough," coach Maurice Cheeks said. "Our guys hang in there. They keep fighting. They never stop. At some point it's going to turn for us if we keep playing the way we're playing."
Andre Iguodala scored 33 points, just one shy of his career high, and Andre Miller added 23. Iguodala, who leads Philadelphia with 19.4 points per game, has scored at least 20 in four of his last five.
"I just got in a groove. 'Dre Miller found me in some spots and got me going," he said. "He got me some dunks down in the lane. Late in the game my jump shots starting going."
Iguodala is averaging 14.0 points in his career against the Bucks, but has scored at least 20 in his last four matchups against them.
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