There are a lot of moving pieces in the NBA right now, including for the current reigning champs, the Milwaukee Bucks.
By the end of Tuesday’s games, the playoff picture could be much more in focus for the Bucks as well as some other teams in the East too.
Possible Eastern Conference Playoffs scenarios for today ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Xyx7Tz7Xrp
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 5, 2022
The Atlanta Hawks will be locked into a play-in game if they lose on Tuesday, while the Chicago Bulls could clinch a playoff spot with a win or a Cleveland Cavaliers loss.
Meanwhile, the Cavs will be locked into a play-in game with a loss and a Toronto Raptors win.
But most importantly, the Bucks will clinch their division title if they come out victorious on Tuesday.
It will be yet another highlight of an undeniably great year for the defending champs.
Still Fearing The Deer
Some people didn’t think the Bucks had it in them for another championship season.
Winning back-to-back Finals is incredibly hard for any team, especially one surrounded by such intense competition.
But Milwaukee has proven critics wrong and have shown that they still have what it takes to go all the way.
They are currently sitting as the third team in the East with a 48-30 record.
Of course, they will need to overcome the dominant Miami Heat and the surging Boston Celtics if they want to make the NBA Finals but they definitely have what it takes.
This season has seen a lot of changes in the standings.
But the Bucks have been consistent for months now and have been playing with great rhythm and cohesion.
Making another Finals is no small task and nothing is guaranteed.
But anyone thinking the Bucks aren’t a threat just isn’t paying attention.