The Milwaukee Bucks have lost two games in a row against Eastern Conference playoff contenders. They must end the losing streak immediately if the team still has hopes of climbing out of the eighth seed in the East.
Milwaukee’s latest loss comes at the hands of the Indiana Pacers, who just happen to be the No. 2 seed in the conference. The Bucks were most definitely feeling good entering the game considering they are the only team in the Central division to defeat the Pacers this season. In fact, they were able to complete the feat twice. Unfortunately, it is never about the past in basketball, but only the present.
It would have been nice if Milwaukee could have pulled off the victory. The Bucks are in the middle of a brutal six-game stretch in which five of the teams are playoff contenders. A win against one of the best teams of the bunch would have been a huge confidence booster. However, it is difficult to come out on top when Milwaukee shoots 30.7 percent from the field and 15.8 percent from beyond the arc.
“Nobody could get a shot to go down,” center Samuel Dalembert told CBSSports.com. “Our shooting percentage was real low. Some guys had bad shooting games today and it gave Indiana opportunities to score at the other end. And the game just got out of hand.”
The Bucks must reel it in quickly if they want to catch the Boston Celtics in the seventh seed. Milwaukee must do whatever it takes to string some wins together in the next 14 games so that they do not have to play the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs.