This is the happiest Milwaukee Bucks Diary entry ever written. Bucks Nation stand up and be proud! You can show your faces in public again. We have taken one from the Pistons!
In one of the most astonishing uprisings in professional basketball history, the Milwaukee Bucks, left for dead by almost everyone with an opinion in the sportsworld, blew out the mighty Detroit Pistons, 124-104, at the Bradley Center last night -- Saturday, April 29, 2006, a date that Bucks fans will long remember.
Led by their max contract star, Michael Redd, who poured in a mindbending 40 points, and a rejuvenated bench, which included F Toni Kukoc and a resurrected Mo Williams, the Bucks gave the Pistons no room to breath. First they staggered the lumbering giant, taking a seven point lead into the locker room. Then they delivered the coup de grace to open the second half. After an incredible, gravity-defying 23-3 run to open the second frame, the Pistons were essentially finished. Good night, Blue and Red.
The proud Detroiters looked stunned. It was as if they could not believe what had hit them. I'll tell them: it was a freight train named desire being driven by Bucks Pride. The Bucks wanted this game much more than the Pistons did. Its that simple. The destruction was so complete and so merciless it forced Detroit coach Flip Saunders to capitulate with over three minutes left in the game. An incredible sight.
We are back on serve now. Look for more insight on this incredible win in the next few hours.