The Golden State Warriors visit the hapless Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night with a chance to run their winning streak to 10 games, which would be their longest since the defending champion Warriors, led by Rick Barry, won 10 in a row from Dec. 6-23, 1975.
The longest winning streak in franchise history is 11 games, set from Dec. 29, 1971 through Jan. 22, 1972.
The game is also something of a homecoming for center Andrew Bogut, who will be playing in Milwaukee as a visiting player for the first time in his career. Bogut played seven seasons with the Bucks after they took him No. 1 overall in 2005 and he missed Golden State’s annual trek to Wisconsin last season due to injury.
Bogut has already played in more games this season, 35, than he did all of last year, when he missed 50 of the Warriors’ 82 regular-season games.
Since moving to Oakland in 1971, the Warriors are just 15-38 at Milwaukee and the Bucks have won the last four meetings, including a 109-102 win last Jan. 26. Golden State’s last victory in Milwaukee was a 119-99 win on Jan. 19, 2008.
Here’s the rest of The Docket for Tuesday:
NHL: San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators, 5 p.m.
This is San Jose’s second trip to the Music City this season; the Sharks lost to the Predators 3-2 on Dec. 14. The Sharks are 12-13-3 all-time in Nashville and the Preds have won the last three meetings between the teams there. San Jose’s last victory at Nashville was a 3-1 win on Oct. 25, 2011.
NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings, 7 p.m.
The Blazers and Kings hook up for the third time this season, with Portland having won the first two meetings. That includes a 96-85 Trail Blazers victory on Nov. 9 at Sleep Train Arena. Since moving to Sacramento in 1985, the Kings are 32-29 at home against Portland.