No doubt about it, the Milwaukee Bucks look like the best team in the league. They’re on pace for 70 wins. They’ve just defeated the Toronto Raptors in a statement game (despite Drake’s attempts to get in their head). And they are number one in the East with 50 wins and only 8 losses. Eight losses?! That’s ridiculous. Only two teams in the past 25 years have hit 70 wins in the regular season (the 1996 Bulls and the 2016 Warriors), but the Bucks are making it look possible again. They just can’t get complacent. Here’s a look at the unstoppable Milwaukee Bucks this season.
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Why are the Bucks SO good?
Honestly, the Lakers are the only team close to the Bucks at this point, and LA is still 5.5 games behind ’em. Oh, and Milwaukee has one head-to-head win on the Lakers already. As for those who say we’ve seen this before from the Bucks, that’s true. They had the best record in the league last season too. And Giannis Antetokounmpo was the MVP in 2019. But this year, they are even better. And if it’s possible, Giannis is even more incredible… and the running favorite for MVP yet again.
But it’s not just Giannis that makes this team truly great, despite the fact that he’s averaging 29.7 points per game and shooting with a field goal percentage of 55.1% (what?!). There are several other factors that make it possible, even probable, that this Bucks team will finally hang a championship banner this year.
First off, you’ve got Khris Middleton, who has been absolutely killing it this season. He’s averaging 22.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. Against the Raptors, the 28-year-old forward hit several key jump shots and finished with a team-high 22 points (despite a slow start), adding eight rebounds and three assists. Eric Bledsoe is another key to the Bucks’ success, as he continues to play with much more confidence than previous postseasons. He put up 17 against the Raptors, and the point guard is averaging 15.8 points this season. The Bucks lean on these two players when Giannis is out or in foul trouble.
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As we all know, the Bucks blew their 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals last year against the Raptors. When asked about coming back to the place they were eliminated in the playoffs, Middleton said, “You have bad memories of a place and you come back to it, it kind of becomes a habit to let those thoughts creep back in. But, you know, you just kind of settle down and focus play by play. Possession by possession. We won last year in the regular season and learned it doesn’t guarantee anything. But this… this was a great win against a great team that we might see down the road in the future.”
Want some stats to prove this team is the real deal? The Bucks are the best rebounding team in the league. They’re the best defensive team in the league. They’ve got the best effective field goal percentage. And they’re third in offensive efficiency. They’re also outscoring opponents by 12.22 points per game. They’ve only lost once to a team under .500 this season. Oh, and on Sunday they clinched a playoff berth, the earliest in the season that any NBA team has ever done it.
They don’t need 70 to win it all. But they could get it – it’s definitely within reach. Some sports gurus, including Shaq, say to just forget about those 70 wins and give Giannis a rest, one of the tactics that the Raptors utilized last year to keep star player Kawhi Leonard fresh. We’ll just have to wait and see if Milwaukee opts for that strategy…
The Bucks have 24 games left, half on the road and half at home. On Friday, they’ll play the OKC Thunder. On Sunday, they take on the Charlotte Hornets. Then on Monday, they’ll head to Miami to battle the Heat.