Sunday , Mar , 05 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hunt or be hunted: Bucks pointing to postseason

(Sports Network) – If the Bucks want to avoid being stuffed and hung on some
hick’s wall this offseason, they have to start winning consistently in order
to stay alive in the playoff race.

Milwaukee, seeded eighth in the Eastern Conference, has lost two in a row and
six of its last eight games, including a 103-98 decision to the lowly New
York Knicks on Saturday at the Bradley Center.

The loss to the Knicks — the NBA’s worst team — is inexcusable for a team
currently bound for the playoffs, and Milwaukee’s schedule for March is
nothing to cry over.

With teams like Boston, Atlanta, Toronto, Portland and Seattle on this
month’s docket, the Bucks can gain some ground in the East.

The Bucks are coming off two losing months, as they finished with a 7-10 mark
in January and went 6-7 in February.

March has some pretty easy opponents, so there should be some bright lights at
the end of the regular-season tunnel. Nine of Milwaukee’s next 11 games are
against teams with records that are below .500.