MILWAUKEE A perfect storm was working against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Playing back-to-back games is something that happens frequently in the NBA, but a team playing on consecutive days while their opponent is fully rested is a tough task.
That's exactly what the Bucks faced for the first time this season Saturday. Add in the fact that the game was against one of the league's most talented teams that entered on an eight-game winning streak, the odds were tall.
Milwaukee was the last team in the NBA to play a back-to-back against a rested opponent and with all its injuries and illnesses the 111-85 loss wasn't surprising.
However, the Bucks aren't using that as an excuse. They expected to play better and were disappointed with their showing against the Clippers.
"We just came out with a lackluster effort," Bucks forward Marquis Daniels said. "We didn't really come out with the intensity and the fire that we usually have. We got to find a way to correct that. They have a ...