I said this once before but I think it got overlooked with all the complaints about various players, coaches, refs, executives: the lack of travel hurt the Bucks in the bubble. The reason is because they are a pretty deep team. When everyone can easily shorten their rotation to 8 guys, it's a bigger advantage for other teams than it is for the Bucks, whose 9th or 10th or even 11th man could easily be as good as their 6th man on any given night - especially considering how poorly DDV and Hill played. Having to travel, with the well-documented issues of fatigue, would make it harder for other teams to play such short rotations. This is always an issue in the playoffs and is part of the reason the Bucks are better in the regular season, but it was magnified by the lack of travel.
This is not a huge factor, but when you combine it with losing homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs, I think it matters. That is not to discount other issues that have been rehashed countless times either.
Wut we've got here is... faaailure... to communakate.