Sports

Buck Shot: Suns Attempt to Sweep the Cheeseheads from Milwaukee Tonight

Andrew Bogut and the Milwaukee Bucks come to town

We're always trying to find trends with our hometown sports teams. For example, our genius minds figured out that the ASU Sun Devils football team sucked all season long. Same with the Phoenix Mercury and the Coyotes, thus far.

So imagine our glee when we thought we figured out the winning formula for a team that's typically good 'round these parts, the Phoenix Suns. During an early season East Coast road trip, the Suns won whenever Shaquille O'Neal got his minutes and their ass handed to them when he didn't. Case in point: four convincing victories against the Nets, Pacers, Grizzlies, and Milwaukee Bucks when Shaq wasn't wearing $3,000 street clothes on the bench, one pasting at the hands of the normally lackluster Bulls when The Diesel fancied a one-game break.

But then came last week's embarrassing four-game losing streak (Shaq played in three of the four). Our expert deduction skills? Uh, not so much.

Screw these guessing games. The Suns are just hoping to go two-for-two against the boys from Thrillwaukee during a rematch versus the Bucks.

Tip-off's at 7 p.m. tonight at U.S. Airways Center. See www.suns.com. Local TV: Fox Sports Arizona. Radio: KTAR-AM 620.-- Steve Jansen

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