Coming into the season, the NBA had it’s sights set on Los Angeles. With this generation’s best player teaming with Anthony Davis in the purple and gold, and Kawhi and PG across the hall, it’s hard not to be focused on the bright Hollywood lights. But it’s time to put our focus on the team that plays in “Cream City”.
The Milwaukee Bucks command the NBA’s best record, along with the Lakers, at 20-3, and they are currently riding a 14 game winning streak. The Bucks have beaten the Clippers twice, including the absolute beatdown on Friday 119-91, and they also beat the Raptors last month. The hot start the Bucks are having is proving that they are possibly the NBA’s best team. Still, the shadow of the Lakers and Clippers looms large, but for now the NBA runs through Milwaukee.
While the Bucks are showing nothing but brilliance, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been thrilling. He’s averaging 30.8 points and 13.1 rebounds through 23 games this season, and he’s starring in highlights every night.
While Giannis has been throwing down dunk after dunk, the Bucks have surrounded him with playmakers. Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and Brooke Lopez have proved to be productive on this Bucks roster.
Antetokounmpo has led his team with the same amount of jaw dropping plays as LeBron, however, the unbelievable blowout of the Clippers has given Giannis a slight edge over James.
Through the past 14 games, the schedule has been kind to the Bucks, with the exception of the Clippers. With the Bucks current outlook, there’s nothing stopping them from winning another 5 games before they battle with the Lakers on December 19th. The Eastern Conference is not as talented as the West, but the Bucks have passed 3 big tests against the Clippers (twice), and the Raptors.
The Bucks have yet to play the Lakers in what is another huge test for this team. We will have to see Giannis play the King and Anthony Davis on December 19th to have a true verdict on this team. However, so far the Bucks are showing championship potential.