A chance for further history
The Bucks have wrapped up the No. 1 seed and they’ve hit the 60-win mark, but there’s still room for this historic regular season campaign to rise even further in the annals of Bucks history.
A win on Wednesday to close out the regular season would see Milwaukee finish on 61 wins, a feat which has only been surpassed twice in Bucks history.
With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar asserting his dominance over the league, Milwaukee won 66 games en route to its sole championship success in 1971, and followed that high point up with a 63-win season the following year.
Symbolically, one more Bucks win to separate them from the great teams of the Don Nelson era would make a really bold statement ahead of the playoffs, and a lasting impression as to what’s been achieved this season.
It’s not something that will be at the forefront of the players’ minds with staying healthy for the playoffs the undoubted focus, but the Bucks are competitive enough to win this game all the same. If they do, their status as the best regular season Bucks team since the best of Kareem’s squads will be secured.