The Milwaukee Bucks' current rough stretch has prevented them from improving their postseason position in the Eastern Conference.
At least they have a comfortable lead over the Philadelphia 76ers for the final playoff spot in the East.
The visiting Bucks can avoid a fourth straight loss overall and on the road while trying to sweep the season series from the 76ers for the first time in 39 years Wednesday night.
Owner of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, Milwaukee (34-35) has a 7 1/2-game lead over ninth-place Philadelphia (27-43), is within striking distance of seventh-place Boston and four games out of the fifth spot. The Bucks, however, have dropped six of eight since winning six of seven and need to get back on track if they want to avoid facing streaking Miami in the first round.
"We have a lot of work to do,'' said guard Brandon Jennings, who had 12 points and 13 assists in Sunday's 104-99 loss to Atlanta on Sunday. "We'll just see what happens.''
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