A Loss to Houston Does Not Matter, Bucks Fans
Milwaukee Bucks take on the Houston Rockets tonight at the Bradley Center. It might be seen from an outsider’s perspective as a ‘big game.’ Houston is a known team with James Harden, Chris Paul and others leading the way, and they’ve been unstoppable of late winning their last 16 games in a row. Rockets have also only lost one game when Harden, Paul and Clint Capela are all in the starting lineup. Houston is a six-point road favorite, and that sounds about right. It’s perfectly fine for Milwaukee to lose this evening, and you should react as such. Losing is never fun, but let’s be realistic here.
Even though Milwaukee would be three games over .500 with a loss tonight, it’s not the end of the world. The hard part of their schedule is over for the most part, and we should celebrate that. Milwaukee doesn’t have many hard games to finish out the year, and they have a lovely four-game stretch coming up against all teams who are tanking after Houston. If the team were to put Giannis Antetokounmpo or Khris Middleton on ice tonight, I would not be opposed to that idea at all. This game is likely going to be a sellout or close to it, so, my guess is the team will keep these players on the court.
Yes, I do realize that this would be very classic Bucks to win this basketball game. Nothing screams Bucks than beating a team who has won 16 straight times then losing to New York on Friday (Seriously, they shouldn’t as the Knicks have lost 13 of their last 14). I’m not a Same Old Bucks guy though. This could blog post could be a reverse jinx of all reverse jinxes and find way as a retweet by Old Takes Exposed later this evening. Milwaukee winning tonight would be great, but it’s not expected at all.
Save your anger for if they lose to New York or Memphis in the coming days. Those are games you have to win. Tonight versus Houston would be amazing, yet, it’s not the end of the world if they lose.