The Bucks practiced Tuesday on their newly designed hardwood floor, which is back in place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The floor was removed for refurbishing after a preseason game had to be halted on Oct. 26 due to slippery conditions. Game officials canceled the annual MACC Fund Game against Toronto after players from both teams slipped repeatedly on the new surface.
The Bucks practice went smoothly on Tuesday and the intent is to use the new floor for Wednesday's home game against the Washington Wizards.
A satin finish on the floor was blamed for the slippery conditions.
The Bucks unveiled the Robert Indiana-inspired design in September at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The design was inspired by Indiana's 1977 MECCA floor, and it was a key part of the team's marketing efforts before the season.
The new court was created by Action Floor Systems of Mercer and assembled, sanded and painted on-site at the Bradley Center by ProStar Surfaces, a Mequon company that has worked with the Bucks for more than 20 years.
During Tuesday's practice, forward Ekpe Udoh experienced soreness in his surgically repaired right knee and had to go to the sideline. Rookie point guard Nate Wolters left practice early due to illness.
Udoh underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee in October.