The last time the Milwaukee Bucks won consecutive games was in late December. December 23rd is the night the Bucks added a 3rd straight decision into the win column. Since that time, it's been loss, win, loss, win, loss, win and so on.
If you count December 23rd, it's 14 straight games where the Bucks have followed a win with a loss and have keep the rotation going, right up to tonight's game in Portland against the Trailblazers. If the pattern stays true, the Bucks should beat the Trailblazers tonight, because they lost to the lowly LA Clippers on Saturday.
The inconsistency is unbelievable. Coach Scott Skiles said the only thing that will make his team more consistent, is defense. Currently, the Bucks play little to none of it. There was a time when the Bucks seemed to pay attention to their defense. But over the last 10 to 12 games, they've cared little. The coach says his team thinks they can win by outscoring teams. Skiles said he doubts that will work.
I'll listen to Skiles talk after games, or read his quotes in the newspaper and he'll talk about his teams lack of passion on defense after every game. Then you go to the players and many of them think they're actually playing good defense. The Bucks also have players that talk about playing defense like it's a must, then they fail to show up when the time comes.
Scott Skiles continues to point out the problem and the players don't career enough to change things. So why should I care if they don't. I've watch my last Bucks game for awhile, until I see some sign that these players want to play hard and not go throught he motions. Too much quality time has already been spent on this sorry excuse for an NBA team. They may have just enough of a pulse to stay in the playoff picture and possibly make the post season, but that doesn't mean the Bucks are any good. There's a lot of bad basketball that goes on in the NBA.