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Bucks fans are mad at Jason Kidd’s postgame conference and 8 other things from Tuesday night

The Bucks aren’t looking so great.

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The Bucks have lost five of their last seven games, including four to teams unlikely to make the playoffs. More specifically, Milwaukee has lost to the Chicago Bulls TWICE AT HOME in the last 11 DAYS. That’s cause for alarm as the team slides down towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference at 17-15.

All this losing has come despite Giannis Antetokounmpo having an MVP-esque breakout season in which he’s solidified his name among Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis as one of the best up-and-comers. The Bucks are still without Jabari Parker, but all this losing is hard to swallow given the expectations the fanbase held before the season’s tip-off.

In his postgame press conference, Jason Kidd gave all the answers fans didn’t want to hear after his team’s 115-106 loss to the Bulls. He played defense.

Reporter: When you talk about being young, how do you get out of that phase of having that as something to lean on that you’re a young team and you’re still learning.

Kidd: We’re not leaning on it, it’s the truth. You guys can write that we’re a superteam and we’re really good and we have the Big 3. We’re a young team learning how to play the game at a high level with expectations that are a little bit too high. Understand that nobody in that locker room has ever won, so they’re learning how to win as a team. There’s gonna be tough nights like tonight where you’re gonna have to come out and give more energy on the defensive end. We just didn’t do that now.

It was also Kidd, though, who said at media day the team could earn close to 50 wins.

Bucks fans’ reactions to Kidd’s statements?

The Suns beat the Grizzlies with 0.6 seconds left

Memphis fans, look away. This season has been too hard on you already.

Phoenix fans, hello. Please watch Dragan Bender toss a perfectly placed ball to Tyson Chandler for the win.

Suns vs. Grizzlies NBA broadcast

The Raptors were first in the East for one day

But then they blew it.

They were two games back in the loss column to the Celtics after Boston lost on Monday night to Washington, but the Raptors let their first place spot slip away after a disappointing 98-93 loss to the lowly Dallas Mavericks. They were held to 16 points in the fourth quarter and their offense just didn’t seem to work. It doesn’t make sense for a team this good to have this type of lapse, but it happened.

They’ve changed things up, they move the ball more, they defend and look like a great team. But does it matter if they collapse in their big moments? It’s only December, so this game isn’t that important. But it definitely doesn’t get rid of the questions surrounding the Raptors and how they function under pressure.

Speaking of the East’s standings

There are only four games separating the East’s No. 4 seed and the 10 seed after the Pistons’ win on Tuesday night.

This conference used to be the absolute worst thing about basketball — now it’s not so bad.

The East still has some pretty low points (sorry Hawks fans). But they aren’t the dumpster fire most thought they’d be considering the superstar talent that left.

Long live the East.



Pistons 107, Pacers 83 (Detroit Bad Boys recap | Indy Cornrows recap)

Mavericks 98, Raptors 93 (Mavs Moneyball recap | Raptors HQ recap)

Heat 107, Magic 89 (Hot Hot Hoops recap | Orlando Pinstriped Post recap)

Bulls 115, Bucks 106 (Blog a Bull recap | Brew Hoop recap)

Spurs 109, Nets 97 (Pounding the Rock recap | Nets Daily recap)

Nuggets 107, Jazz 83 (Denver Stiffs recap | SLC Dunk recap)

Suns 99, Grizzlies 97 (Bright Side of the Sun recap | Grizzly Bear Blues recap)

Clippers 122, Kings 95 (Clips Nation recap | Sactown Royalty recap)

The Bulls suddenly are worth watching