MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU) Mike Dunleavy returned to practice for the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday – and the veteran forward is expected to play tonight when the Bucks host Indiana. Dunleavy has missed the last six games, and seven-of-the-last-eight, with a deep bone bruise in his left knee suffered on November 30th at Minnesota.
Dunleavy has been Milwaukee’s sixth man this season – and the Bucks will need as many healthy bodies as they can get, as they’re about to play four games in the next five nights.
Milwaukee plays at Memphis tomorrow night and at Boston on Friday, before returning home to face Cleveland on Saturday night.
The Bucks are 6-and-5 both at home and on the road. Tonight, they’ll play a Pacers’ team with the N-B-A’s stingiest defense. Indiana holds opponents to 90 points and 41-percent shooting – and both are the best in the league.
Coach Scott Skiles missed yesterday’s practice due to illness. Top assistant Jim Boylan guided the team.