Getting off to a good start is imperative in any sport. Although three games may not be a representative sample of what might transpire over the next six months in the NBA, maybe we can offer some optimistic hope for this year’s Milwaukee Bucks fans with a little stats analysis from their first week in the 2012-13 season.
For the Milwaukee Bucks, their first three games included a decisive win over perennial playoff contender Boston in the opener, a last-second victory over a young, up-and-coming Cleveland squad, and a loss to a Memphis Grizzlies team that has made the playoffs the last two seasons.
The 2-1 start is the 23rd time in the Bucks 44-year history that they have started the season winning two of their first three games. They have now been 0-3 in three seasons; 1-2 in 12 seasons; 2-1 in 23 seasons; and 3-0 in seven seasons.
Here’s a brief look at how each three-game start has played out in the Bucks franchise history.