The Milwaukee Bucks are looking better than ever on both ends of the court. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard are building chemistry, and the Bucks have switched back to their drop defense. This has all led to a five-game winning streak, culminating in a 42-point performance from Antetokounmpo on Monday night against the Wizards.
It’s easy to forget that it’s still early in the season when we look at the first handful of games and draw sweeping conclusions. Teams thrown together over the summer usually need time to gel, but the Bucks are using their current schedule to find their footing. They may be facing teams like Washington during a soft part of their schedule, but they are making progress and looking like a threat again.
There are still many questions left to answer, including Khris Middleton’s health and role on the team. However, there is still a lot of season left to answer these questions and see how this team will develop as they continue to play together.