MILWAUKEE When Stephen Jackson's playing time was all but eliminated over the course of the past few weeks, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said the decision to rest his veteran guard was about the way the team had been playing in his absence.
With the Bucks reeling, having lost back-to-back games in excruciating fashion, Skiles said he'd see what would happen with Jackson back in the lineup.
"I told Jack when we had a couple of long conversations about it that I felt like the team was playing well, and I wanted to ride that out," Skiles said Tuesday during his pre-game session with reporters. "I rode it out and we had two games where we were terrible. So it's time to figure something else out."
Jackson got his chance, playing 30 minutes and scoring 12 points with four assists and two rebounds in the Bucks' 107-105 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday at the Bradley Center. He was on the floor for the entire fourth quarter, hitting two of his four shot, including a three-pointer w...