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If you want to be the best, you have the beat the best. That's exactly what the Milwaukee Bucks have done this year.

While this Bucks team is known for having a ton of talent, led by the Greek Freak himself, Giannis Antetokounmpo, they've been taking on and taking down some of the best teams the NBA has to offer this season.

The Bucks have gone 5-2 in seven games against teams with at least eight wins on the year.

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.

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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