ST. FRANCIS, Wis. After his team was just routed by the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 11, Bucks coach Jim Boylan stood at the podium and preached his team simply had to move on.
The reason was simple: The Milwaukee Bucks were about to venture out on their longest road-trip of the season, one that was going to set the tone of the rest of the season.
Milwaukee finished the trip 3-1 -- its first winning road trip of four or more games since 2001 -- and the Bucks returned home feeling good about where they sit, but also recognizing there's a long way to go.
"We are just moving forward," Boylan, who is 5-2 since taking over as head coach on Jan. 8, said. "Not getting too high, not getting too low. Everybody is worried about the next task and being humble about it.
"We had a good trip out west, but that's over. Now we have a tough opponent coming up in Philly and our focus has to be on that."
Milwaukee's bench really shined on the trip, outscoring opponent's reserves 138-78. With backup p...