Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking Possible Eastern Conference playoff opponents

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The Milwaukee Bucks are having a historic season and are a virtual lock for the top seed. We’ll look at how they match up against possible playoff opponents

The Milwaukee Bucks are 52-9 and are pace to be one of only three teams to win 70 games. The Bucks have already clinched a playoff spot and became the fastest team to clinch a playoff spot when they secured it in February.

But the regular season is not what these Milwaukee Bucks are worried about.

The Bucks are nine games ahead of the Toronto Raptors and barring a catastrophic meltdown, the Bucks will be headed into the playoffs with the number one seed. According to FiveThirtyEight, the Bucks have a 40 percent chance to win the East, and an 18 percent chance to win the NBA Finals. But before they get there, they have to make it through the east.

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Last year, the Bucks sailed past the first two rounds of the Eastern Conference playoffs but were stunned by the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals when Kawhi Leonard and company came back down from 0-2 and ended up going on the win the NBA Championship.

This Bucks team is different this year. Instead of being a Cinderella story, they are a juggernaut and are on pace to have statistically one of the best seasons in NBA history. Below, we are looking ahead to the playoffs and ranking possible Eastern Conference playoff opponents in terms of favorability in each round.