It appears the Bucks could get a welcome Christmas present when they return from their brief holiday break on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets. Last seen getting some shots up before Saturday's abysmal loss to Cleveland, Beno Udrih practiced for the first time on Monday and Charles Gardner writes that he hopes to be ready to return as soon as Wednesday.

"I would say more sore than stiff," Udrih said of his feeling after making it through the entire practice session. "Certain parts, when I'm cutting to the basket, going left, that's when I put the most pressure on my ankle.

"Running, I can't really go 100% dead sprint. I've just got to get my speed. Today I was basically trying to go through the motions, just be there and run some plays.

"I managed a whole practice, so that's good. We'll see what happens tomorrow; it might be a little sore. But sometimes that actually helps."