Milwaukee, Let’s Clean The Slate


Inconsistent Play Has Bucks Fans Worried For Postseason

As the regular season winds down for the Milwaukee Bucks, an under performing roster has had many concerned about the playoffs that will roll through Milwaukee in a couple of weeks.  The battle for the bottom half of the Eastern Conference seeding will likely come down to the final days of the season, but that shouldn’t be the focus of this team. Fighting for a last minute push to try and get above a 6th seed in the East may be crucial, but when it boils down to it, this team has an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and give it their all, no matter who their opponent turns out to be.

Lingering between the potential of playing a Kyrie-less Boston Celtics or another match up with the Toronto Raptors, one thing is clear, if the Bucks go into this post-season with the mentality of a college team going into the tournament, they may just have a chance to complete an upset. With yesterday’s win over the San Antonio Spurs, many are scratching their heads on how this Bucks team can look so strong against an always threatening Spurs team, but look completely lost on the court against the bottom half of the NBA? I wish I had the answer to that puzzling thought, but I am not sure anyone has the solution to Milwaukee’s troubling play.  If Sunday’s game did show us anything though, it is that there is hope, slim, but there none the less.

Bucks Defeated The Spurs 106-103 Sunday Afternoon

Momentum can be a powerful weapon in sports, just look at the NCAA Tournament or the MLB Playoffs, if a team catches fire at the right time, it is hard to predict who can step in and cool them down. Granted, momentum does not add a significant talent boost to a roster, or fill in all the Bucks gaping holes, clearly seen from the 400 section of the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It can, however, add some excitement to Milwaukee that they have been lacking all season long. Toying with the NBA that this team is the up and coming threat of the league, but to only fall flat and have everyone shaking their heads.

My advice to the struggling Bucks is go into the Playoffs as if your jobs depend on it, because in all honesty, they just might. The only player I see who has a secure job is two time NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Otherwise, everyone on this roster is replaceable, including Middleton, Bledsoe, and Parker. As much as it pains me to say that, it is time to be honest with what cards the Bucks actually hold and if they can even win us a playoff series. To have this mentality and to put the regular season in the past and play with everything you got, may just be the key to extending their season to a second round. I am willing to go into the playoffs with a positive mind-set that anything is possible, but the players need to believe that themselves. Enough with the sloppy defense and step onto the court knowing that it is now or never. Prove to not only your fan base, but to the entire world that it was a mistake to sleep on the Milwaukee Bucks.

About Melissa Colton

Melissa was born and raised in West Allis, WI, but currently resides in Milwaukee. She is a veteran of the United States Army and has a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management. She has worked in both the sports and music industry. Anything from Wisconsin, sports, food, and beer is her happy place.

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