The Milwaukee Bucks have posted some impressive wins in their recent play, defeating teams like the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers in their own buildings. Eric Bledsoe had a great game against the Lakers. He dropped a game-high 39 points to get the Bucks the overtime win. The Bucks have played well enough to secure a playoff spot but they need to continue moving forward.
77 Down, 5 to go:
It’s going to be very important for the Bucks to keep up their amazing play as of late as they look to secure their spot for the playoffs. Currently, the Bucks continue to jump between the seventh and eighth seeds in the East. The Bucks will most likely face either the Toronto Raptors or Boston Celtics in the 1st round (assuming they make the playoffs).
Now, the Bucks have just five games left in the 2018 regular season. They will most likely need to win three of those five games in order to solidify their own seven-game series. Out of the five teams they will face, Milwaukee will need to defeat the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic.
The Stars must Shine:
The one thing that all three of those teams have in common is they will miss the 2018 NBA playoffs. Each team has one or two good players that could throw off the Bucks’ offense and defense. Now, Milwaukee’s push toward the postseason will need to be enough in order for Bucks fans to see the glory of the 1st round come mid-late April.
In the end, it’s going to have to be Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bled-Show, Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton that lead the way for the Bucks. In clutch situations, it all comes down to the stars of the team. They have to get the dirty work done when no one else wants to. These four players will have to be the ones to clean up any messes the team makes.
Expect the Unexpected:
Of course, Milwaukee might not have lived up to expectations heading into the Playoffs. Anything is possible once half of the league is eliminated. Milwaukee could take a lesson out of Loyola-Chicago’s magical tournament run, nothing is impossible if you just believe in yourselves.