Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Bucks Head To Indiana Looking To Clinch Playoff Spot

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the Bucks have an opportunity to secure their playoff spot on Wednesday night in Indiana.

In this edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we’ll look ahead to Milwaukee’s chance to clinch a playoff berth, dive into a host of excellent Bucks analysis, and much more!

A win against the Pacers on Thursday would clinch a return to the playoffs for the Bucks, and with the Hawks facing a tough battle against the Celtics, it could also move them closer to securing a fifth seed berth.

With the stakes of Bucks basketball currently at such lofty heights, let us guide you through everything you need to know about the team at the moment, as we look back at the best of our own work at Behind the Buck Pass yesterday, as well as a taste of the best Bucks writing from elsewhere.

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Let’s get down to it:

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 4/5/17

NBA Power Rankings: The Final Countdown (read here): Reid Mueller takes a look around the NBA for the penultimate edition of our league-wide power rankings.

NBA Draft 2017 Prospect Watch: Justin Patton (read here): Our draft profiles continued as Lukas Harkins cast his eye over Justin Patton, an exciting young center from Creighton with lots of potential.

Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways From Loss to Oklahoma City Thunder (read here): Ti Windisch looked back on Tuesday’s loss to Oklahoma City, picking out his key takeaways from the humiliating blowout.

Milwaukee Bucks: Grades From 110-79 Loss To Oklahoma City Thunder (read here): Joe Osterndorf also reflected on that defeat, grading the Bucks players individually, Jason Kidd and the Thunder on the night.

Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 4/5/17

Bucks playing high-stakes game with Pacers, can clinch playoffs with win (read here): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports from Indiana, where the Bucks face a vital game against the Pacers. A Bucks win would see Milwaukee clinch a playoff spot, a loss would see the Pacers close to within one game.

Khris Middleton is the perfect complement to Giannis Antetokounmpo (read here): Scott Rafferty of The Step Back takes a deep dive into how Khris Middleton influences the Bucks’ offense, and how he meshes perfectly with Giannis.

Stating the case for every Sixth Man of the Year candidate (read here): Ian Levy of The Step Back examines the race for Sixth Man of the Year, and the players who can be considered as legitimate candidates, including Greg Monroe.

Bucks Could Be Spoilers In NBA Playoffs (read here): Paul Flannery and John Gonzalez of SB Nation’s Drive and Kick Podcast discuss the threat the Bucks could pose in the playoffs and their chances of winning a series.

Do the Bucks Stop Here? (read here): Ben Falk of Cleaning the Glass undertakes an incredibly detailed breakdown of Milwaukee’s defensive scheme, how it compares to others currently and historically, and questions whether it’s sustainable longer term.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.