Phoenix Suns defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 105-101
One anterior cruciate ligament tear can be devastating to a professional basketball player.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Redd is facing career-threatening ACL and medial collateral ligament tears in his left knee after going down in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center.
It's the same injury he suffered - to the same knee - almost one year earlier in a home game against the Sacramento Kings.
Phoenix — No Michael Redd. No Scott Skiles.
The Milwaukee Bucks were missing a couple of major components Monday night at the US Airways Center. Those who were on hand staged a furious rally after a horrific start but came up just short in a 105-101 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Redd has been lost for the season with a knee injury while Skiles was taken to a local hospital before the game for precautionary purposes due to an irregular heartbeat. Assistant Coach Jim Boyla...
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Guard Steve Nash led the Suns with 30 points and 11 assists.
PLAY OF THE GAME: The Bucks cut the Suns' lead to 98-96, and center Andrew Bogut had an open shot at the rim but couldn't get it to fall with 1 minute left.
STATISTICS SHEET: In the first quarter, the Bucks made 7 of 24 shots (29.2%) including one of eight from three-point range (12.5%). The Suns out-rebounded the Bucks, 16-7, and outscored Milwaukee in fast break points, 14-0. The ...