Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd used his starters very little in the second half, making sure they’re healthy heading into the NBA’s post-season. The Bucks fell to the Boston Celtics 105-100 in the finale, finishing 41-41 on the season. That’s a 26-game improvement from the 15-wins of a year ago.
Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee with 21 points and Khris Middleton added 18 points.
Unfortunately, the Bucks will meet the Chicago Bulls in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Bucks went 1-3 against the Bulls this season but won the last time out, 95-91 on April 1.
The biggest thorn in the Bucks side when it comes to the Bulls is Pau Gasol. He scored a career-high 46 points against the Bucks during a game in January.
The Bucks went 11-18 since the all-star break but coach Jason Kidd said it’s still a great start for the Bucks.