Toronto Raptors: Eastern Conference playoff predicitons

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1. Milwaukee Bucks

One year after finishing with the best record in the NBA, there’s a high chance to Milwaukee Bucks could do it once again. This time, they have even more to prove after crashing out of the Eastern Conference Finals after dropping four straight games to the Toronto Raptors – despite leading the series 2-0.

The reigning MVP, Giannis Antetkounmpo is primed to win back-to-back awards as the Bucks look to reclaim their title as the best team in the Eastern Conference. The offseason was a little shaky for the Bucks, as they lost Brogdon to the Pacers while paying Khris Middleton and signing Robin Lopez and Wes Matthews. Both are great additions, but did the Bucks pay the wrong man?

It might not matter, as long as the Bucks have Giannis, they’ll be fine. They’ll likely make it to the Eastern Conference Finals too, but their supporting cast will need to step up if they get there. Mike Budenholzer can’t leave it all to Giannis – not again.

The Bucks still have an all-around great team, one that can potentially win 60 games once again, but like every team, health comes into it. Such do other factors like, can Brook Lopez replicate his tremendous form from a season ago, and can Eric Bledsoe get back to his best?

There are a lot of questions surrounding every team, but following on from their postseason collapse, the Bucks seem ready to answer them more than most.

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They will be the best regular season in the East, and maybe the whole of the NBA, but can they go one step further than last year? Let’s find out.