ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- It wasn't long ago that the NBA was starting to take notice of what the Milwaukee Bucks were doing.
After a 19-point rout of the Miami Heat on Dec. 29, the Bucks were sitting at 16-12 and on their way to putting .500 in the rearview mirror.
Eight days later, Milwaukee is back at .500 as losers of four straight games and in the process went from tied for the Central Division lead to three games back.
So, what's gone wrong?
"Everything," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "Everything you can put on a board basketball wise, we have to do it better.
"The only thing you can do when you get in this situation is work out of it. You have to work harder. You can't press and put added pressure on yourself, but you have to work harder. You have to create more opportunity for yourself, share the ball a little bit better. There's a lot of things that go into it. We have to do everything better than we've done it the last week or so."...