Jon Horst set the expectations for the Milwaukee Bucks, saying that the team needs to take the next step in its development by winning in the playoffs.

“This is a time for us to take a step forward and to win a playoff series. Even though people are sleeping on the Bucks, I think if we bowed out in the first round, everybody would be like, ‘What in the hell happened?’ Me included. That would be a disappointment. But it would be a significant thing for us to advance, because we haven’t done it in so long and it would be a big step for this group,” said Horst.

The Bucks currently have the best net rating in the league (8.8) and have won games by a margin of 9.1 points.