Bobcats without Kwame Brown against Bucks

The Charlotte Bobcats will be without starting center Kwame

Brown against Andrew Bogut and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Coach Paul Silas says Brown left the team after shootaround

Monday to go to Georgia to be with his sick daughter. With backup

center Joel Przybilla also still out with a sore knee, Tyrus Thomas

will start and tangle with Bogut in his return after missing two

games with bruised ribs.

The Bobcats are expected to have forward Stephen Jackson despite

him missing shootaround with an illness. Backup point guard Shaun

Livingston is also slowed by a twisted ankle.

The Bobcats entered the night trailing eighth-place Indiana by

one game for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.