The Milwaukee Bucks’ season came to an end on Tuesday night as they dropped Game 5 against the Miami Heat to round out a disappointing series.
Just as they did when they eked out an overtime Game 4 win, the Milwaukee Bucks showed plenty of fight as their playoff run came to an end on Tuesday against the Miami Heat.
Unfortunately, with Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined with an ankle injury, and both of the Bucks’ point guards struggling significantly with their play on the night, the Bucks didn’t have anywhere near the offensive potency to round out what was a very good defensive performance.
A strong start from the Bucks certainly gave very welcome cause for hope and optimism that they could again find a way to defy expectations without their superstar, but that eventually gave way during the second quarter, and Milwaukee never looked likely to have the edge in the close game that ensued.
In a series where so much went wrong for Milwaukee, this was far from their worst, yet perhaps that highlights the sheer scale of their disappointing play over the past couple of weeks.
Bigger questions will now come to the fore as preparations for a monumental offseason begin.
Before that, let’s take one last dive into Milwaukee’s play in Game 5, and dish out grades for the Bucks’ individual efforts in their season closer.