Milwaukee Bucks Make History With Earliest Playoff Clinch Ever
The Milwaukee Bucks have been more than dominant this season, producing a stellar record thus far of 48-8. With the regular season winding down, they still have an outside shot at winning 70 games.
Late Sunday night, the Bucks became the fastest team in NBA history to clinch a playoff spot ever. This coming after the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 126-117. The Wizards’ loss gave the Bucks the incredibly fast playoff berth.
Although the bottom of the Eastern Conference is relatively weak, this still shows the dominance of the Bucks this season as they sit 6.5 games ahead of second-place Toronto and 27.5 games ahead of the ninth-place Wizards.
Star player Giannis Antetokounmpo is on track to receive the MVP Award and the team not only has the best record, but also the best defense and best net rating.
Antetokounmpo has averaged 30 points, 13.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.1 steals so far this season. All of this has come with an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He holds a 32.49 player efficiency rating, the highest in history.
With the rest of the season shaping up to be exciting for the Bucks, fans around the league will wait to see what else they’ll do for the history books.
“Enjoy this Sunday bucks fans,” Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry posted. “Earliest playoff clinch in NBA history. It’s not even March yet!!”