In their pursuit of an NBA championship guided by the Greek freak in Giannis, the Milwaukee Bucks have become the fastest team to ever make the playoffs in the history of the NBA.
The Milwaukee Bucks have secured their spot in the post-season, only a week after the All-Star Game and two months before the play-offs are scheduled to begin.
This historic moment was made on the night after the Washington Wizards lost to the Chicago Bulls in a highly contested game that went 126-117 to the Chicago Bulls.
The Washington Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running away with for months.
Milwaukee Bucks Make the Playoffs before end of February
Milwaukee Bucks are 48-8, and are on pace to join the Golden State Warriors (2015-16) and Chicago Bulls (1995-96) as the only teams in NBA history to win 70 games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently averaging 30 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game while leading the league in defensive rating has been the driving force behind the current success of the Milwaukee Bucks.
‘Enjoy this Sunday bucks fans. Earliest playoff clinch in NBA history. It’s not even March yet!!’ Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry wrote on Twitter.
The Bucks clinched their place in the play-offs earlier than the Warriors did, but the NBA season also now starts slightly earlier.
The post-season is scheduled to start on April 18 and the Bucks will already have one eye on the upcoming play-offs.
Milwaukee Bucks now have their eyes set beating records set by the Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls and players like Giannis, Kris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe among others know that the task is big but their primary focus is on the NBA Championships.
So will the Milwaukee start resting players or will they go all out for that magical history so that they can continue defining themselves as the best team in the USA?
Author: Moses Echodu
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