What’s Milwaukee Bucks Playoff Ceiling?
Milwaukee Bucks are currently tied for the fifth seed in the NBA Playoff race. They might have lost on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean Milwaukee suddenly not hot though. They’ve only lost four times this month. Milwaukee deals with many away games down the stretch, but the achievement of making the playoffs is within reach for this team. When they get there, what could happen with Bucks being one of the hottest teams in basketball with the thought that they will not falter down the stretch. Let’s weigh the possibilities.
Missing the playoffs (10 percent)
Let’s be real, it’s looks pretty good for Bucks down the stretch. Even with all of the away games, they would need a horrible fucking April for things to not turn out in Bucks favor. They’re three and a half games ahead of the final playoff spot. The two teams out right now – Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls are some of the bigger hot messes in the league. It would take some really weird shit for Milwaukee to not at least find themselves as an eight seed.
Losing in the first round (70 percent)
This depends on who they are playing in the first round. They have a reasonable shot against Washington Wizards in what would be a fun as hell series. Boston Celtics might be a little trickier, but let’s see what happens in the next two weeks as Bucks go to Beantown twice (That’s bullshit, Adam Silver). Toronto Raptors are probably the worst matchup. Sure, they won the final meeting, but Kyle Lowry should be back soon who gives Milwaukee all sorts of fits. Obviously, Cleveland Cavaliers would be bad news, despite how they’ve been playing of late.
Winning first round, losing second (15 percent)
Bucks could be the darlings of the NBA Playoffs if this happens in April or May. If Bucks were to find themselves in a round two matchup with Cleveland, it would be the best thing for this team. For a young team to see how a championship-caliber team does it in the playoffs can be great motivation for next season
Winning first two rounds, losing in the Eastern Conference Final (4.99 percent)
Giannis Antetokounmpo would have to be out of his mind for this to happen. Someone brought up if we were comparing him to LeBron, this is the year where James carries a sorry-ass Cleveland team to the finals by his damn self. I doubt Giannis could do the same because the level of competition is so much better, but this would be the same qualification.
Advancing to the NBA Finals (0.01 percent)
You just never know…