Milwaukee Wins The Battle, But Loses The General

Bleacher Report Senior Analyst IJanuary 25, 2009

That's right, I made a lame military reference. But its an apt comparison. The Bucks beat the lowly Sacramento Kings 106-104, during which Michael Redd left when he came down awkwardly on Luke Ridnour. An MRI this morning revealed a torn MCL and ACL, effectively ending his season and maybe Milwaukee's.

Now maybe Ramon Sessions makes up some of the scoring, Andrew Bogut comes back, and Charlie Villanueva and Richard Jefferson step up as scoring leaders, and they still make a run towards the playoffs.

That would be fine, but I always had a feeling that this is a Bucks team that, when healthy, would make waves in the playoffs. This virtually assures that this season will be lost in mediocrity. Milwaukee was 5-9 without Redd when he had his ankle sprain.

The Bucks could also be more susceptible to trades, although Redd most likely isn't going anywhere.

Milwaukee gets the recently-hot Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night at 7:00 pm. The game will be televised on FS Wisconsin.

TBC Player of the Game: Francisco Elson: 10 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 5 steals.