Milwaukee (29-30) at Miami (20-39)

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  • Game info: 7:30 pm EST Tue Mar 4, 2003
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MIAMI (TICKER) —The Miami Heat try to extend their winning streak over the Milwaukee Bucks to five games on Tuesday when they continue a five-game homestand at American Airlines Arena.

The Heat have won their last four meetings with the Bucks, including a 97-93 victory at the Bradley Center on November 19. Milwaukee has not defeated Miami since an 86-84 win on November 8, 2001.

The Bucks have lost their las three visits to American Airlines Arena dating to November 28, 2000.

Milwaukee snapped a three-game losing streak with a 120-94 rout at home over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

Gary Payton had 24 points and 10 assists and Cassell added 28 and seven for the Bucks, who has lost seven of their previous eight games.

Milwaukee is 2-3 since adding Payton, who is averaging 22.4 points in his first five games. Cassell is averaging 21.8 points during that span.

Michael Redd scored 19 points and Tim Thomas had 18 for the Bucks, who open a three-game road trip in Miami and play 11 of their next 16 games on the road.

Milwaukee has lost four of its last five road games and is 12-16 away from home this season.

Miami snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-83 victory over the Washington Wizards in the opener of a five-game homestand on Sunday.

Rookie Caron Butler scored 20 points to lead six players in double figures and Eddie Jones added 16 despite battling foul trouble for the Heat, who won for just the fifth time in 17 games.

Miami has won its last two home games and is 13-15 at American Airlines Arena.

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