The Milwaukee Bucks have had a tough last few games, as the Bucks lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, as well as the Chicago Bulls and the Houston Rockets. The Rockets’ victory over Milwaukee may not have came as such a surprise and the loss to New Orleans may have been a toss up, but the loss to the Bulls definitely shocked the NBA.
What’s Up With Chicago?
Before Nikola Mirotic came back from a facial injury (which he suffered over the off-season during an altercation with teammate Bobby Portis) five games ago, the Bulls stood at a disgraceful 3-20 record. However, in the five games that Mirotic has played since his return, the Bulls have yet to lose a single game.
Did most Bucks’ fans think the Bulls would still be able to march into Milwaukee and pull out the win? No. Most people thought the Bulls’ recent streak was a fluke (and most people still do), but the fact that Milwaukee let Chicago expose it in the BMO Harris Bradley Center is embarrassing.
Could Things Get Any Worse?
After the loss to the Rockets, the Bucks now move down to 15-13 and the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. And as if that wasn’t enough for the Bucks’ young roster, it is now preparing to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers (which, fortunately is in Milwaukee).
Not to make things worse or anything, but the Cavaliers sit at 22-8 as of right now and are on a four-game winning streak. Lebron James has continued to put up great game after great game and carry this Cavaliers team to the top of the East.
Inconsistency Keeps Hurting Milwaukee:
Milwaukee’s inconsistency has continuously hurt it throughout the regular season. As the season grows on and teams like the Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics continue to widen the gap between the rest of the conference, Milwaukee will find itself in the same position as last season.
And that’s not okay. Milwaukee has too much talent on this roster to barely be in playoff contention as of right now. The season still has a long way to go, but the Bucks will need to get a key victory Monday night against Cleveland if it wants to start climbing up in the conference (yet again).
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