It has not been a great week for the Milwaukee basketball. Exactly a week ago the Bucks lost by 30 to the Hawks. The following night they won in a nail biter at home against the lowly Kings, but that became a bittersweet victory when Michael Redd landed funny and blew out his left knee. I guess now your Bucks tickets are going to include a Michael Redd fashion show; he'll haul all his best suits out of the closet so he looks sharp on the end of the bench for the second half of the season. Since they haven't won since Redd went down, it could be a long couple of months.
But just when you think you have this team pegged for doormats, they surprise you like they did tonight. The Bucks went into Toronto and got the job done. Led by Charlie V, who dropped in 26 and grabbed 13 boards, the Bucks simply outplayed Jermaine O'Neal and the Raptors. This is a big road win for the Bucks. Another bright spot; Bogut returned coming off the bench. He played 16 minutes, went 6-9 for 13 points and knocked down 8 rebounds. If this team is going to fulfill their backdoor playoff destiny, they're going to need him to be healthy.