The Milwaukee Bucks could be the first team to do this tonight?
With a Bucks win and a Miami loss, the Bucks will be the first NBA team this season to clinch a playoff spot.
The Bucks have been playing well of late. Their 16 game winning streak was an NBA season high. It was also tied for the third longest winning streak in franchise history.
Tonight, the Milwaukee Bucks have a chance to become the first team to clinch a spot in the 2023 NBA Playoffs.
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— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) March 13, 2023
If the Bucks clinch tonight, it stands to wonder how much rest the Bucks will want to give to Giannis and Jrue and Khris? And it also stands up for debate how hard the franchise should push to clinch a number one seed? Trying to avoid playing BOTH the Sixers and the Celtics appears to be worth it.
Right now, Milwaukee has a slim lead over Boston in the standings for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference.
Next game up- Tonight against the Kings
Tonight’s game against the Kings should be a good one. The Bucks are 48-19 and they take on the 40-26 Sacramento Kings Monday Night in downtown Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center. The Kings are having a great year, led by star Domantas Sabonis and upstart point guard De’Aaron Fox. The Bucks will be at full strength and the Kings are playing well. It should be a fun, defense-less, high scoring NBA regular season game.
The Bucks are coming off a tough overtime loss against the Golden State Warriors while the Kings recently beat the Suns 128-119. Milwaukee will play the Suns tomorrow night in Phoenix.
Milwaukee needs to keep that lock down 4th quarter defense going. The Bucks have played excellent 4th quarter defense, only giving up around 27 points in the 4th quarter on the season. They rank 5th overall in the NBA on that account. On Saturday against Orlando they gave up 31 points in the 4th. It proved to be just a bit too much. Milwaukee needs to keep up that tough defense in the 4th to continue to finish games and seal the win.
Sacramento has been playing lock-down 4th quarter defense as well. They are currently ranked 2nd in the NBA in defensive points allowed in the 4th quarter.
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