The Milwaukee Bucks are having one of, if not, the best seasons in their franchise’s history. They sit atop the Eastern Conference standings currently, comfortably by three games over the Toronto Raptors, because of things like what they did on Friday night. On the road to the Miami Heat, they went down by 20 points by half time. But there was no panic. There was no bickering amongst themselves or screaming. They just got to work, and in the end they won going away by a score of 113-98.
They allowed 18 points in each of the final two quarters, shutting down the Heat for a tiny sliver of points that no team in the NBA can survive on. The Bucks are long and strong, and they play real, old school defense on top of being flashy at the rim. This game shows that. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points and nearly had a triple-double in the victory that saw the Bucks come from 20 down for the first time to win in their history. This is the kind of performance that shows this team is a viable title contender here and now.