Milwaukee Gets No Breaks in Sacramento

Bucks stuck in CA after capping poor road trip with 96-93 loss
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2007 6:11 AM CST
Milwaukee Bucks' Michael Redd (22) on a fast break lays the ball in for two points against the Sacramento Kings during first quarter action of their NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Josh Salmons stepped into the injured Kevin Martin's scoring shoes for Sacramento last night, pulling together 22 points to lead his team to a late victory over Milwaukee. Michael Redd's 24 points weren't enough to keep the Bucks from blowing a 10-point fourth-quarter lead, as the Kings prevailed 96-93, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Nasty weather in Milwaukee has delayed the Bucks in limping home from a road trip that saw them pummeled for four games out of five. Bucks coach Larry Krystowiak said the reason for last night's loss was simple: "We got sloppy." The Kings took advantage, scoring 12 unanswered points in their surge back into the lead.