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Pregame: Cavs at Bucks

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 9, 2011

Cleveland Cavaliers (17-62) at Milwaukee Bucks (32-47)
Time: 8:30 p.m.; Venue: Bradley Center; TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probables: PG Baron Davis, SG Anthony Parker, SF Alonzo Gee, PF J.J. Hickson, C Ryan Hollins
Bucks probables: PG Brandon Jennings, SG John Salmons, SF Carlos Delfino, PF Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, C Jon Brockman
Officials: Ron Garretson, Kane Fitzgerald, Courtney Kirkland
Injury report: Cavs -- Anderson Varejao (ankle) out, Semih Erden (groin) questionable, Antawn Jamison (finger) out, Samardo Samuels (groin) questionable; Bucks -- Jon Brockman (shoulder) probable, Andrew Bogut (elbow) out.
Who's hot/who's not: J.J. Hickson has eight double-doubles in his last 10 games. He is averaging 22 points and 14.7 rebounds in his last three games. ... Rookie Luke Harangody missed all five of his shots off the bench Friday and has made 2 of his last 12. ... Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings exploded for 31 points Friday, just the second time since the start of December that Jennings has scored at least 30 points. ... Carlos Delfino wet scoreless after missing all seven of his attempts on Friday. He is shooting 24 percent (12 of 50) over his last six games.

* The two toughest centers for J.J. Hickson to defend, he said, are Dwight Howard and Andrew Bogut. Given that, the Cavs catch a huge break tonight since Bogut is sidelined for the season with an elbow injury that will require surgery by Dr. James Andrews.

* With Bogut out of the lineup, point guard Brandon Jennings scored 31 points last night in a loss at Detroit. It was just the second time since the start of December Jennings has scored at least 30 points.

* The Bucks also welcomed back Ersan Ilyasova, who scored 18 points in his first game since Feb. 23. Ilyasova had been sidelined with concussion symptoms.

* Former Ohio State star Michael Redd played 25 minutes on Friday, his most extensive action since he returned two weeks ago from a torn ACL and MCL. Redd missed the last 13 months and is trying to become the scorer he once was. He has scored 22 points in seven games since returning. It will be interesting to see how the Bucks handle him tonight on the second of a back-to-back.

* The Cavs won't know until tonight if Semih Erden will be available. He was petitioning Scott to play in the second half, following him out of the locker room and walking all the way to the court pleading his case. Scott refused to budge off the original plan, though, which was for Erden to play once as long as he could and sit the rest of the night. If he feels good tonight, Erden will be cleared to log usual minutes.

* The Cavs and Minnesota Timberwolves are tied for the league's worst record. The Timberwolves, losers of 12 straight, play at Denver tonight.

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