Before the league’s suspension on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks were looking to find their groove as the playoffs approached. Three recent developments could have had a huge impact on their success come playoff time, and now could evolve for better and worse as the league takes time off.
A very uncommon occurrence under Mike Budenholzer’s regime took place last week prior to the suspension of the NBA season; the Milwaukee Bucks lost three consecutive games. Aside from the playoffs, it’s something that didn’t occur a single time last season.
The recent stretch of the schedule certainly wasn’t kind to Milwaukee. Beginning March 1, the Bucks played six games in nine days. Five of those games came on the road, including two back-to-backs.
As if that wasn’t challenging enough, the Bucks had to do it while navigating injuries to key players. And with that being said, it may not be all that surprising to see Milwaukee enduring their first losing streak of the season.
Through their struggles, however, three key developments have emerged that could have had huge ramifications for the playoffs, and now may further evolve for better or worse while play is suspended.
With that in mind, let’s dive deeper into those aspects of Milwaukee’s recent play.