Right now, they're just looking in the mirror, focusing on the only team that matters at the moment – themselves and how to get back to playing at the level they know they can. We probably even backed it up a step more today and just, you know, I think it’s about us," coach Mike Budenholzer said after Saturday's practice. "We have to be in a good place and really focus on the areas where we can improve and be the best no matter who we’re playing.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve taken the pulse of the Magic in this fashion! Now, with eight bubble games behind us and the playoffs looming, it’s once again time to dig into the data, reflect on what we’ve witnessed, and determine what the state of pinstripe-adorned basketball looks like right this minute. If we’re looking on the bright side, what exactly can we find?
The Milwaukee Bucks head into the playoffs seeking to regain the form that enabled them to earn the NBA's best record. Milwaukee (56-17) has gone 3-5 since the NBA resumed play at Walt Disney World after a 4 +-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After losing only nine of their first 62 games this season, the Bucks have dropped eight of their last 11.