3 Milwaukee Bucks players with the most to gain down the stretch

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The NBA season is heading into the final months of the regular season and the Milwaukee Bucks currently sit second in the Eastern Conference with a 41-22 record.

Coming up, the Bucks have a tough stretch of games, and the results and performances will be integral to what seed they hold heading into the postseason, but also will help Doc Rivers decide what lineups and rotations give them the best chance of making a deep run.

Since the All-Star break, the Bucks won six straight before falling to the Golden State Warriors in a 125-90 defeat. They head into a tough West Coast trip where they take on the Lakers, Clippers and Kings before heading back to Milwaukee to face the Sixers and Suns. March is rounded off with games against the Celtics, Nets, Thunder, Lakers, Pelicans and Hawks.

This gauntlet, especially in the next two weeks, will really show where the Bucks are at as a team and help fine tune their lineups. It is integral for the players to step up in these weeks as the Cleveland Cavaliers are just half a game back in the three seed and this battle is important as the two seed will only have to face the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Championship game should they get there.

It has been a turbulent season for the Bucks, but it feels as though things are starting to settle down; the defense has improved, Giannis Antetokounmpo is continuing to put up MVP-level performances and the wins are becoming more convincing.

With this out of the way, let's take a look at three Milwaukee Bucks with the most to gain down the stretch.