Now that a playoff spot has been locked up, the Milwaukee Bucks have a list of things they want to accomplish before the regular season ends. Staying healthy is near the top of the list.
The Bucks lost a pair of starters to injury in Wednesday night’s game against Orlando, as point guard Brandon Jennings left the game with a sore left Achilles’ tendon and center Larry Sanders left with a sore lower back.
Jennings left the game with 5:47 left in the first quarter to be evaluated in the locker room. The team announced he wouldn’t return during halftime.
Sanders suffered a scary fall after being fouled by Magic center Andrew Nicholson with 2:00 left in the first quarter. Hit while in the air, Sanders came down hard on his lower back and tailbone, something he’s had happen to him twice earlier in the season.
He missed four games in February after injuring his lower back during a hard fall against Denver on Feb. 5.
The Bucks were already playing without starting power forward Ersan Ilyasova (illness) and reserve forward Ekpe Udoh (sprained ankle) Wednesday against the Magic.