2. Milwaukee Bucks
The hiatus came at the perfect time for the Bucks because their phenomenal season was threatening to derail. Riding a three-game losing streak before the break, the lost their key man Giannis Antetokounmpo to injury for the final two. Now he’s ready to come back and resume his pursuit of the MVP award and a championship ring.
However, the big question is how much the break and lack of home advantage will affect their rhythm. The Bucks looked on course to break the 65-win barrier but that could be under threat now. Only time will tell, but it does look like they’re in a position to come back stronger than ever. Their strong defense will be key.