The Milwaukee Bucks' four-game winning streak against suspect competition has aided their quest for one of the Eastern Conference's final playoff berths, but facing tough opponents hasn't been their strong suit.
Enter the Oklahoma City Thunder, who visit the Bradley Center on Monday night tied atop the West.
Milwaukee (28-28) sits in ninth place in the East, one game behind deadlocked New York and Philadelphia with 10 games remaining.
The Bucks beat Portland 116-94 on Saturday for their fourth consecutive win - all against teams below .500.
Beno Udrih and Brandon Jennings each scored 21 points for Milwaukee, which outscored the Trail Blazers 62-31 in the second half. Jennings said coach Scott Skiles reminded the team of its dismal 9-24 record against teams above .500, saying it needed to take advantage of struggling Portland.
The Bucks are 19-4 against teams below .500.
"I think the problem with us is that we struggle with teams over .500," Jennings said. "Coach told us if we ...