The Milwaukee Bucks are currently the top team in their conference and look like they are going to surge into the playoffs.
This was their plan all along and because of the powerful work of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and others, they are making it happen.
The Bucks are getting a lot of attention right now but they have been a dominant squad all season long.
According to StatMuse, they have been third in defensive rating, fourth in net rating, and first in rebounding for the season.
With a 56-22 record, they are now the top team not only in their Eastern Conference but also in the entire league.
Bucks this season:
3rd in defensive rating
4th in net rating
1st in rebounding
Best record in the league. pic.twitter.com/iPP9IvbbJS
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 4, 2023
Even though they ended 2021-22 in a respectable third place in the East, this year has been seen as a comeback season for the Bucks.
Just two seasons ago, they won the NBA Finals, granting Antetokounmpo his first championship ring.
Since then, the entire squad has been determined to get back.
They were not able to overcome their Eastern Conference rivals, the Boston Celtics, last season.
But will they be able to do it this year?
The Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and other teams are going to try hard to slow the Bucks down in the playoffs.
But with such a strong record, the Bucks are seen as the favorites in many possible match-ups.
Milwaukee will need to stay healthy and will also need to retain their strong records on both ends of the court.
If they can do that, they might be able to achieve their ultimate goal.NEXT: Former NBA Player Ranks The Top 5 Teams In The League