Bucks lose game, Redd and Coach SkilesWisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Bucks lost for the 22nd straight time at Phoenix last night, 105-to-101. But the biggest news was off the court.
PHOENIX - The Milwaukee Bucks lost for the 22nd straight time at Phoenix last night, 105-to-101. But the biggest news was off the court.
Bucks’ coach Scott Skiles was taken to a hospital before the game after suffering an irregular heartbeat. Assistant coach Jim Boylan took over, and said afterward that Skiles was fine. The 45-year-old Skiles suffered an arrhythmia – and Boylan said there was no special reason for it.
Also, the Bucks learned yesterday that guard Michael Redd will be out for the season, after tearing the same ACL and MCL ligaments in his left knee that he tore last January. Charlie Bell started in Redd’s place, and center Dan Gadzuric was activated to fill the roster spot.
The Bucks were down by as many as 24 points in the second quarter before coming back to tie it with six minutes left. The Bucks were within two with just over nine seconds left, when Steve Nash made two free throws to win it for Phoenix. Nash had 30 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds to lead the Suns. Hakim Warrick had 23 for the Bucks, who haven’t won in Phoenix since 1987.
They dropped 0-and-2 on their six-game Western road trip, and will play the Trail Blazers in Portland tomorrow night