The Bucks are in the playoffs. With the win last night over the Bulls the Milwaukee Bucks are in the playoffs. That is fun to say, the Bucks are in the playoffs. This is a huge step forward for a franchise that appeared, and was, completely lost a couple of years ago.
For at least a few days we should forget about how bleak the Bucks chances are to advance deep into the playoffs due to the Bogut injury and just celebrate the accomplishment for what it is, impressive. For the current blue-bloods of the NBA (Lakers, Spurs, Celtics, Cavs) getting into the playoffs means nothing but for teams at the bottom it is a big step. Hopefully the Bucks can win enough games to stay at no worse than a sixth seed.
The win also helps out the Bucks in giving the Bulls another loss to keep them in the 11-12 range in the lottery which allows the Bucks the option to swap first round picks as part of the Salmons deal. If the Bulls do not get anything big in free agency this summer that trade was borderline disastrous for them if you consider the impact Salmons has had.
Bucks won ugly, but I do not care. Congratulations Milwaukee on a playoff berth!