MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU) The Milwaukee Bucks have a six-game winning streak for the first time in just over two years – but point guard Brandon Jennings says that’s not good enough. Jennings says it would really be impressive if the Bucks could win their only back-to-back-to-back marathon in this compressed N-B-A season.
That starts tonight against Boston at the Bradley Center – and it continues Friday night at Charlotte and Saturday night back home against Indiana. Jennings says those will be three tough games – and if they can win them all, he says the Bucks will have survived a real challenge. And they wouldn’t have much time to celebrate, either – because they’ll have back-to-back games next Monday and Tuesday nights at New York and at home against Atlanta.
If you’re trying to keep up, that’s five games in six nights. So that Bucks are getting their rest when they can. They were off yesterday – and they’ll have their normal game-day shoot-around this morning at the Bradley Center before hosting Boston.
The Bucks are three games behind the Celtics for the seventh-playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Number-seven team would play Miami if the first-round was to begin today. Milwaukee is also a game behind New York for the eighth-and-final East slot – which virtually guarantees a date with Chicago in Round-One.