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Next game: Friday, December 19 at New York
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks visit Madison Square Garden tonight where Charlie Villanueva has another chance to play in front of his family and friends.
Villanueva has adjusted to life in the NBA with the Bucks since being traded by the Toronto Raptors in 2006.
After losing his starting position to rookie forward Yi Jianlian, Villanueva was out of sorts. But after Yi was traded to the New Jersey Nets, Villanueva was given another chance and is now getting regular minutes off the bench.
He's averaging about 13 points and 7 rebounds a game.
Coach Scott Skiles says Villanueva is having a good year and has been receptive to working on his defense.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com
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