The Milwaukee Bucks wrapped up the regular season with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, while getting welcome rest for key players.
A much changed Milwaukee Bucks team acted as a reminder of the greater challenges that lie ahead for the NBA’s No.1 team, as they logged a regular season closing defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
With the loss, the Bucks finished a historic regular season campaign with a 60-22 record, which is tied for third best in the franchise’s history.
Against a Thunder team for whom this game carried particularly high stakes in terms of seeding, the Bucks’ priority was undoubtedly rest as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez all logged DNPs.
Having said that, not every Buck got to rest. With injuries still leaving the Bucks a little stretched in terms of numbers, Tim Frazier was tasked with playing the full 48 minutes, while D.J Wilson and Bonzie Colson followed close behind with 47 and 45 respectively.
Even missing key players, and without the same urgency to win as their opponents, Milwaukee showed good spirit and effort in fighting until the end, again reinforcing the strong mentality of this particular squad.
Before all eyes turn ahead to the postseason, let’s take a closer look at the final action of Milwaukee’s season, and how the Bucks performed individually.