Before I get into basketball, I'd like to take the time to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope this Thanksgiving Day finds you with plenty to be thankful for.
Bucks fans certainly have a lot to give thanks for early on this season. While the last two games on the road haven't resulted in wins, Milwaukee fans can sit down at the table knowing that their team is in first place on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2001.
Monday's loss in Charlotte and Wednesday's in Miami had a lot of similarities. A lot of missed shots and bad possessions down the stretch while the opponent got hot left the Bucks watching 11 and seven-point fourth quarter leads evaporate.
What the Bucks did show Wednesday was resiliency and tremendous effort. Cold shooting and the inability to keep Miami out of the middle of the paint led to an early 18-point hole. Instead of folding and heading into the holiday, Milwaukee fought and erased the lead.
The Heat won't blow too many 18-point leads at home an...