Milwaukee Bucks to playoffsThursday, April 22, 2010 By Andrew Krause
The Milwaukee Bucks are headed to the playoffs! The NBA team has been playing in the first round of the post-season against the Atlanta Hawks since April 17. The first round will end on May 2. This is truly a significant event for the Bucks, considering that this is the 26th time out of 42 seasons the team has qualified for the NBA post-season. The Bucks have been around since 1968. The Bucks finished off their season on April 14 at Boston, and they won with a final score of 106-95. The team’s record this season was 46-36. With Andrew Bogut’s recent injury, no one knows for sure what’s in store for upcoming playoff games, since Bogut has played a key role in the team’s success this season. Andrew Bogut fell hard to the floor after dunking a basket in the game against Phoenix on Saturday, April 3. He sustained a dislocated right elbow, a sprained right wrist and a broken right hand. Bogut ranks 2nd in the NBA in blocked shots, 9th in rebounds and 17th in field goal percentage. He has blocked 175 shots to date, the most since Alton Lister had 177 in the 1982-1983 Bucks season. Andrew Bogut and Dwight Howard are the only players in the NBA to average 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. Whatever comes of the rest of the NBA post-season, with or without Andrew Bogut, everyone will still be proud of the Bucks for making it this far. It truly is an honor for this hard-working team to be in the playoffs.