All season long when you wanted the Milwaukee Bucks to win, they found a way to lose. Now, with a chance at the first overall draft pick on the line, the Bucks knocked off one of the teams they're competing against, the Boston Celtics, 98-89.
Earl Boykins scored 32 points as both teams played shorthanded. Michael Redd and Mo Williams were both absent from the Bucks lineup and Paul Pierce missed the game for Boston.
The Memphis Grizzlies currently own the NBA's worst record at 19-57. Boston is 2nd worst at 23-51 while the Bucks have the 3rd worst mark at 26-48, three games ahead of the Celtics with eight left to play.
There's finally some talent at the top of the draft this season and the Bucks are trying to ruin it. They've been absolutely miserable all season. Why start winning now.
Am I suggesting they tank it. Absolutely. I know they're banged up, but they've been tanking it for weeks, why stop now.
And just for the record, I hope Herb Kohl parts with Larry Harris as the Bucks GM at the end of the season. I know the Bucks have dealt with injury problems, but Harris is the one that made moves to secure many of these injured players. He's already had one #1 overall pick and the Bucks have actually gotten worse instead of better. Harris keeps finding new coaches, how-about Herb Kohl find a new General Manager. That would be a good start towards turning things around in Milwaukee.