Milwaukee Bucks are better suited for the NBA Lottery than the playoffs

Brandon Jennings

People that hate the NBA usually say that NBA teams don’t play defense (except the best ones and the Milwaukee Bucks), the league is very “thug heavy (between dog fighting and gun discharges, the NFL is much, much worse), and the NBA Lottery system allows teams to fail on purpose (see the 2006-07 Boston Celtics for contrary evidence).

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Milwaukee Bucks analysis: Health beats Toronto Raptors mediocrity

Brandon Jennings

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The Milwaukee Bucks 92-74 win over the Toronto Raptors wasn’t anything you would label a “signature” victory or “corner-turning” rout. But Milwaukee needs to take any win they can get, which is more than enough to justify feeling good about pounding the clawless Raptors.

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Milwaukee Bucks beat offense/defense-less Toronto Raptors

Andrew Bogut

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You know a team is starving for a victory and built around defense with scoring 92 points and still winning by 18 is called a blow out. Nevertheless, the Milwaukee Bucks 92-74 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night was the dominant win the Bucks have failed to capture over the past month.

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Red hot Bucks beat the Boston Celtics in chippy, playoff atmosphere

By Jake McCormick

Beating a Lebron-less Cleveland Cavalier team gave Milwaukee Bucks’ skeptics plenty of ammunition to rebut any argument supporting their current hot streak. After coming out of a dogfight against the hot-handed, full strength Boston Celtics with an 86-84 victory Tuesday night, Milwaukee froze their doubters like deer in headlights (that was too easy…I’m sorry). [Read more…]