The Bucks are quietly posting a very surprisingly successful season.
From the ESPN Preview:
The Bucks will try to cool off the similarly red-hot Utah Jazz on Friday night in a matchup of teams on four-game win streaks.
Milwaukee (34-29) is one of the NBA’s hottest teams, winning 13 of 16 to surge into fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks have matched their win total from last season.
“Everybody’s confidence is real high right now,” rookie guard Brandon Jennings said. “A lot of people doubted us at the beginning of the season and had us almost picked last. We’re here too, you know.”
While the Timberwolves were making all kinds of noise with the Ricky Rubio debacle, the Bucks went with the stylish high-school-to-Europe phenom Brandon Jennings. I’m personally indebted to his commitment to bringing back the Kid ‘n Play hair (which has since gone through several revisions, most recently upgraded to a modified Bucks colorway faux-hawk. Well done, sir. Well done.)