For the Bucks its Panic in Detroit
Thanks to victories by Washington, Chicago, and Indiana, the Milwaukee Bucks stayed in the 8th position of the Eastern Conference standings and thus draw their longtime rival the Detroit Pistons in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. The Bucks needed outside help to avoid the Pistons, and they got none. I could complain, but sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands, and the Bucks certainly didn't do that. There's no whining in basketball.
In a sense the Bucks seeding was irrelevant anyway because they didn't match-up well with any of their three potential opponents, so the Bucks chances of being competitive with the Pistons are about as good as they would otherwise have been. So strap yourself in Purple and Greeniacs, its playoff time in the Association.
We will break down the keys to this first round matchup in the next series of postings. It should be interesting.