MILWAUKEE With four straight preseason losses after an encouraging 2-0 start, the Milwaukee Bucks are feelinga sense of urgency.
And their coach, Scott Skiles, isn't shy about recognizing his team's poor performance of late.
"One of the things that have to happen if you want to get better or improve at anything, you've got to be realistic as well," Skiles said. "Our defense was very good the first two games, and hasn't been very good in the last four. Our offensive execution is coming along. We haven't played very well recently. We have to acknowledge that."
In the Bucks' most recent loss, in Toronto on Monday, Milwaukee gave up the lead late, as point guard Kyle Lowry stole the show. It was certainly a deflating loss for a team that needed to show improvement this preseason.
After holding their first two opponents to an average of 85.5 points per game, the Bucks have seen their last four opponents put up an average of 100.7 points per game. The defense just hasn't been ther...