After winning five straight games, the Milwaukee Bucks jumped into second place in the Eastern Conference. Bobby Portis says that while the Bucks offense has been potent, the team still has room to rise on the defensive side of the ball.
“We’re building a new system, trying different things,” Portis explained after Wednesday’s win over the Spurs. It’s a long season and constant learning is part of the process. We’ll keep tweaking and refining and find what works best for us.”
Climbing to the top
A slow start hasn’t dampened the Stags’ ambitions. They have made key adjustments to climb the standings and meet the ups and downs of the NBA season.
“There’s something wonderful about an 82-game marathon,” Portis continued. We saw areas of improvement on defense and we’re getting better,” continued Portis.
Teamwork makes the dream work
While Milwaukee has offensive stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard, their success stems from playing unselfishly. This balanced style of play makes them a tough matchup for any opponent.
“I love the way the ball moves,” Portis said. Everyone is involved, which creates open opportunities for everyone. That’s the way to win.
Milwaukee has won five straight games for the second time this season, second only to the Boston Celtics in the East. As the wins have piled up, the Bucks have made progress on both ends of the court.
“Our offense is running,” Portis said. Our offense is running, there’s still room for improvement on defense, but we’re confident going forward,” Portis said. It’s been a long journey, but we’re confident in our chances.