Great! Now Kukoc Out
One of the few Bucks who actually produced against the Pistons, F Toni Kukoc, has been declared out of Game One with a back injury, according to a footer I just saw on NBA.TV. The report said he had been experiencing "back spasms". This is a crippling injury for a player of his age, as anyone who watched Larry Bird or Charles Barkley or David Robinson in their latter years can attest. I wouldn't expect him at all in the postseason. The Bucks desperately needed Kukoc's versatility and his play-off experience in this series. Not that the Bucks would have won it, but now it looks like it could really be ugly.
If you're not depressed enough, you may want to consider that this may mean we have seen the last of one of the most beloved players to ever pull a Bucks jersey over his head.