The Milwaukee Bucks were a bit shorthanded Wednesday night at the Bradley Center but still had enough to hold off the Sacramento Kings 98-85. Playing without Larry Sanders, Epke Udoh, Beno Udrih and Mike Dunleavy, the Bucks jumped to a 10 point lead after the first quarter and held off a couple of Sacramento runs. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 19 points and Milaukee got double-doubles from two players. Guard Monta Ellis had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds while Ersan Ilyasova had 16 points and 14 boards. Milwaukee (11-9) remains a half game behind the Chicago Bulls in the Central Division race after Chicago beat Philadelphia 96-89. The Bucks travel to Cleveland to meet the Cavaliers Friday night.