The Bucks bench started the fourth quarter, and they built the lead up to 20 points. For that reason it was finally a game where the Bucks could rest the starters, because they had a huge lead. This has been something that the Bucks have not been able to do much this season as they are towards to bottom of the league in wins of 12 or more points. Winning close games is good for the fact that it gives these guys experience how dealing with pressure in those situations. But blowing a team out gives the starters time to rest when they have to travel the Cleveland the next day to play. That is what the Bucks will be doing as they will play at the Cavs Wednesday night.
Lets check out some highlights from this 107-89 beatdown the Bucks did on the Clippers.
* Bench scoring was all Bucks as they outscored the Clippers 49-27.
It was another good win for the Bucks as Tuesday night the Bulls got beat. It will not be easy tonight as they take on LeBron and the Cavs. The Bucks now have a six and a half game lead on the Bulls. I would be shocked if the Bucks didn't make the playoffs, but they still have to get the job done to get in. They also have a game and a half lead over the Heat for the 6th seed. The Heat have a very easy schedule so they do have a chance to pass the Bucks, but I would see them playing either the Celtics or the Hawks. They will have to beat teams like the Cavs, Suns, Bulls, and Celtics to get the 5th seed. The drive for the five seed starts Wednesday for the Bucks, and Heat. For the rest of the box scores click the link below.
Also, there is a nice article in the USA Today about the Bucks and Scott Skiles. Check it out here, as it's about time Bucks get some national love.