Milwaukee Bucks Face Tough Stretch

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Nov 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward

Giannis Antetokounmpo

(34) with the ball against Denver Nuggets forward

Darrell Arthur

(00) during the second half at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 103-102. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a rough start for the Milwaukee Bucks. Despite having an relatively easy schedule so far this season, the Bucks currently sit at 4-5, bottom of the Central Division.

Many things have been out of sorts. The defense has been atrocious, often unable to halt the other team’s momentum when they get hot.

The offense has also been streaky, with no one outside of Greg Monroe and Giannis Antetokounmpo able to contribute on a regular basis.

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Things, however, are only going to get tougher. Over the next five games, the Bucks will play four teams currently in the Eastern Conference playoffs, three of which are divisional rivals.

This stretch of games could play a major role in shaping the direction which their season will take.

Do well, and the Bucks will be well-positioned to make a run at a top five seed in the East. Do poorly, and the Bucks could be facing a deep early season hole.

With that said, what can we expect from the Bucks during the upcoming stretch?

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