This Bucks team (probably) isn't going to win a championship this year and it's entirely possible that Atlanta comes back and wins the series, but never in a million years did I expect this Bucks team to:
1. Have a winning record,
2. Make the playoffs,
3. Make the playoffs without Andrew Bogut (and to a lesser extent, Michael Redd, who just isn't the same player anymore),
4. Make the playoffs with a team that featured Jerry Stackhouse and Kurt Thomas (though I've always been a Kurt Thomas fan),
5. Be on the verge of getting out of the first round,
6. Win a game in Atlanta, ending their 14 game home winning streak, and coming back from a 9 point deficit with only 4 minutes to go.
Brandon Jennings appears to be an absolute star. If he can develop a reliable jumper, the sky is the limit. Everyone on the team is a niche contributor in some way. John Hammond may very well be the best GM in the NBA.
Between an excellent basketball season, the mascot doing crazy dunks, Squad 6, and the shockingly catchy "Fear The Deer" slogan, this may be one of the most fun seasons of basketball that Milwaukee has ever seen.
If they can close out the series at home on Friday, so much the better.
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