As my friend and Milwaukee Bucks beat writer Gery Woelfel wrote in a recent e-mail, “Better jump on the Bucks bandwagon before it gets too crowded” (or words to that effect).
Gery is right. There’s more than a little excitement in Wisconsin over the Bucks’ 6-2 start in the 2012-13 NBA season that has them sitting atop the NBA Central Division, 1.5 games ahead of the Chicago Bulls. I’m not suggesting that the Bucks great start will take away attention from the Green Bay Packers playoff run in the NFL, but it sure is nice to have another professional sports team here in Wisconsin to get excited about in the month of November.
Tonight’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats may be as close to a “sure” win as the Bucks will have. The Bucks have won 11 of the last 16 games played between the two teams. But in looking at career win-loss marks, the Bucks have their franchise-best record against the Bobcats. The Bucks are 20-8 against Charlotte, a .714 winning percentage. The Bobcats are the only team that the Bucks have a winning percentage of .700 or better.
Here’s a quick look at the teams that the Bucks have the best records against in their history.