Grading the Bucks first half of the season

The Bart Winkler Show gives their grades heading into the All-Star break
Mar 4, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) shoots a game winning shot in the fourth quarter as Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks (24) defends FedExForum. Bucks won 112-111. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
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The first half of a post-bubble NBA season is in the books for the Milwaukee Bucks after taking down the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, 112-111.

Their final win of the first half is sort of a microcosm of how the season has gone for them so far. It took a Jrue Holiday go-ahead basket to beat a lesser opponent in the Memphis Grizzlies, a team they'd usually have no problems with. Holiday has been crucial to this team's success, but missed a handful of games due to this year's health and safety protocols. Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to put up MVP type of numbers, but the team around him is still trying to find their identity.

So, what grade should the Bucks receive for the first half of the season? How do they improve? Can they compete with the Nets and 76ers? Ryan Horvat gave his thoughts/grade on The Bart Winkler Show. Full Podcast below