The Bucks have gone 5-2 in seven games against teams with at least eight wins on the year.
The Bucks systematically dismantled the Golden State Warriors snapping the Warriors' eight-game win streak. https://t.co/bDN65u39vC— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) November 9, 2018
Those teams include the Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers with losses coming against the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers. The Bucks are proving that they have the ability to compete with any team in the league. It doesn't matter if they're in the East or the West, if team's see Milwaukee on the schedule, they're in for a dog fight.
A few Milwaukee Bucks ranks...— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) November 2, 2018
Simple Rating System (PTS differential + Strength of Schedule): 1st (20th last season)
Pace: 5th (21st last season)
Three-Point Attempt Rate: 2nd (25th last season)
TS%: 2nd (6th last season)https://t.co/yipm7QfGFV pic.twitter.com/VTodbCyJ2g
What's even more telling is that their only other loss this season came against the seven-win Boston Celtics. They've had an extremely tough schedule to start the year, yet still stand at 10-3 through the season's first 13 games.
Just wait until their schedule softens up a bit and the Bucks start beating some of the lesser teams in the league. That will truly prove whether they're more of a contender or a pretender by season's end.
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