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The Milwaukee Bucks have nine games left to make a playoff push and perhaps none is more critical than Wednesday night's showdown with the New York Knicks. A 20-point loss to Oklahoma City on Monday was a setback for the Bucks, who are trying to chase down the Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference standings. Beating the Knicks would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes. Bucks coach Scott Skiles acknowledges the importance of Wednesday night's game - and hopes his team will, too. ''Win or lose, are we playing like we understand the magnitude of the moment, and the type of energy we need to come out and compete?'' Skiles said Tuesday. The Bucks are 2-1 against the Knicks this season, and a win Wednesday would give them a head-to-head tiebreaker. The Bucks also have a game left against the slumping 76ers on April 25. Despite the rough loss to the Thunder, Brandon Jennings believes the Bucks can refocus. ''I'm still feeling c...
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