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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE -- Aaron Rodgers didn't just sit courtside Saturday night and watch the Milwaukee Bucks win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The NFL MVP also broke important NBA playoff news to Brandon Jennings on the court. That news was that the Philadelphia 76ers -- the team that the Bucks are desperately chasing for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference -- won in overtime in Indiana. That 76ers win kept Philadelphia three games ahead of Milwaukee, now with just three games remaining in both team's regular-season schedules. While Jennings said that he was "not really" scoreboard-watching to see how the 76ers were doing, Rodgers knew. And Rodgers didn't want to keep the information to himself. "Actually, Aaron Rodgers told me after the game," Jennings said in the locker room when asked how he eventually found out about Philadelphia's win. "(Rodgers) told me, he said, Those frickin' Pacers let ya'll down tonight.' I said, Yeah, that sounds like them.'" Jennings' response also adds a bit of light to the ongoing feud between the Bucks and Pacers. Things got heated between the two division rivals during and after their game two nights earlier in Indiana. A near-fight was broken up in the fourth quarter between Milwaukee's Larry Sanders and Indiana's David West, with Jennings afterwards saying, "When the camera's rolling, there's a lot of fake, wannabe tough guys in the league." Sanders was suspended two games for his role in that incident, with West and Danny Granger being fined 25,000 each. But with Rodgers in attendance Saturday, the Bucks kept their cools and picked up a much-needed win. A loss would have officially eliminated Milwaukee from postseason contention.But Rodgers isn't done with the Bucks just yet. The Green Bay Packers' star will be back at the Bradley Center on Monday when the Toronto Raptors are in town."(Rodgers) just told me keep playing hard no matter what, just keep playing and that he'll see me Monday," Jennings said.Jennings certainly did enough to impress Rodgers, scoring 30 points and adding six assists, six rebounds and four steals in a 106-95 win over the New Jersey Nets, who were playing without Deron Williams due to a sore right calf."For (Rodgers) to come out to some games, that means a lot, especially to me," Jennings said. "Especially the MVP of the Packers, the quarterback, Mr. Wisconsin."After the game, Rodgers posted on his Twitter account: "Love watching my boys Drew (Gooden) and Brandon on the court. Great day today. Bucks win, Brewers win...Looking forward to Monday back at the Bradley Center."Rodgers is also good friends with Brewers star Ryan Braun, who will receive his 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee. It is rumored that Rodgers will be in attendance for that ceremony.Given the incredible long shot of the Bucks making the playoffs -- it would take three Milwaukee wins to close out the seasons and three 76ers losses -- it's unlikely that Rodgers' cheers will be enough to lead Milwaukee to the postseason."We can't lose any sleep over what (the 76ers) do," coach Scott Skiles said. "We created the position we're in and we, ultimately me, are responsible for the position we're in. We need to now win out and see what happens."However, if the Bucks can win Monday over the Raptors and the 76ers lose in New Jersey, Philadelphia will play in Milwaukee on Wednesday. Should both teams wind up with identical 33-33 records, it will be the Bucks that get into the playoffs after winning the head-to-head season series."It's tough winding down in these last games," Drew Gooden said. "It's a nail-biting situation. It's where we're at, it's reality, we have to deal with it."Follow Paul Imig on Twitter.
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