The Milwaukee Bucks are starting to come into their own, with the help of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard. The two players are building chemistry and the Bucks have switched back to their drop defense, which is helping them look better on both ends.
The team has won five in a row now after beating the Wizards on Monday night, thanks in large part to Giannis Antetokounmpo going off for 42 points on 20-of-23 shooting, 13 rebounds and eight assists.
It’s easy to forget that early on in the season, when we look at the first handful of games and draw sweeping conclusions. But even when teams thrown together over the summer need time to gel. The Bucks may be facing teams like Washington, but they are using this soft part of their schedule to find their footing and they look like a threat again.
There are still a lot of questions left to answer, including Khris Middleton’s health and role. But there is a season for all of these things to be answered.