7 P.M. VS. Milwaukee • Target Center • FSN, 830-am
Preview: A Bucks’ season that began with so much hope and so many expectations has turned into one not that different from the Timberwovles’ year, at least if you’re judging solely on records. The Bucks are 13-21, the Wolves 12-21. The Bucks’ 120-116 victory at Indiana on Thursday ended a three-game losing streak. They’ve scored 120 or more points in consecutive games. … The Bucks swept last season’s two-game series for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The two teams conclude the series March 4 in Milwaukee. ... Assistant Joe Prunty is coaching the team while Jason Kidd recovers from hip surgery
Players to Watch: Bucks forward Khris Middleton has scored 30 or more points the past two games. He had a career-high 36 points, including a career-tying six three pointers, against the Thunder and then followed with a 33-point game at Indiana. He has scored 20 or more points in five of his past six games and is averaging 25.2 points and 5.3 assists in those six games. … Former Robbinsdale Cooper High star Rashad Vaughn is seeing spot duty off the bench in his rookie season after the Bucks took him 17th overall in last summer’s draft.
Injuries: Wolves C Nikola Pekovic (Achilles surgery) has been cleared for contact practice, but the Wolves don’t have much time to practice these days. He remains out indefinitely. Bucks G Greivis Vasquez (ankle surgery) and F Damien Inglis (sore ankle) are listed as out.