It’s over. The best Bucks season in decades has come to a close.
Entering Game Six (in The Six), the Toronto Raptors were fighting for a ticket to the NBA Finals, while the Milwaukee Bucks were fighting for their postseason lives. The Bucks were up 2-0 after the first pair of games, but three straight Toronto victories put Milwaukee in quite the bind.
It was too tight of a bind. Milwaukee fell to Toronto, 100-94, and will watch as the Raptors move on to face the Golden State Warriors in the coming weeks.
I’m too bummed to put player stats in here. The season was on the brink, and the Bucks went on the road facing elimination, led by five points at the start of the fourth quarter, and still couldn’t get it done. Kawhi Leonard willed his team to victory, and Giannis Antetokounmpo couldn’t...in no small part because head coach Mike Budenholzer insisted on resting him more than was maybe necessary. We’ll get to specifics later.
Stat That Stood Out
4-2. That’s the only stat that matters at this point. There will be more than enough time to dissect exactly how, where, why, etc. But for now, the season has come to an end. We hope you enjoyed the journey with us, and that you’ll stick around as we move into the next phase: now what?