Posted April 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
96200567
While Brandon Jennings helped keep the Milwaukee Bucks' slim postseason hopes alive over the weekend, coach Scott Skiles' team is on the verge of elimination. In need of a ton of help, the Bucks could have their eyes partially fixed on another matchup as try for a seventh consecutive victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Sitting three games behind Philadelphia for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with three to play, Milwaukee (30-33) needs to win out and hope the 76ers go 0-3 in order to make it in, which would occur by virtue of a tiebreaker. "We can't lose any sleep over what (the 76ers) do," 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." The Bucks host Philadelphia on Wednesday before concluding their schedule the following night at Boston. The 76ers play at New Jersey - a club ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Bucks face must win to keep slim hopes alive

While Brandon Jennings helped keep the Milwaukee Bucks' slim postseason hopes alive over the weekend, coach Scott Skiles' team is on the verge of elimination. In need of a ton of help, the Bucks could have their eyes partially fixed on another matchup as try for a seventh consecutive victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Sitting three games behind Philadelphia...

Bucks miss playoffs for third time in four years

MILWAUKEE For the third time in the past four seasons, the Milwaukee Bucks have missed the playoffs. Despite winning at home Monday night over the Toronto Raptors, the Bucks were officially eliminated from postseason contention midway through the second half of their game. That was because the Philadelphia 76ers, who had a three-game lead on Milwaukee with three games to play,...

Bucks 106, Nets 95

Brandon Jennings scored 30 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 106-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night that kept their slim playoff hopes alive. Jennings, who hit three straight 3-pointers late in the game, was 9 of 18 from the field and finished with six rebounds, six assists and four steals. Ersan Ilyasova added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks, who...

Bucks eliminated despite win over Raptors

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are out of the NBA playoffs, despite getting 25 points from Brandon Jennings in a 92-86 victory over Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Milwaukee's postseason fate was determined earlier Monday night when the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New Jersey Nets 105-87 to clinch the eighth playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and eliminate the Bucks...

Bucks 92, Raptors 86

The Milwaukee Bucks are out of the NBA playoffs, despite getting 25 points from Brandon Jennings in a 92-86 victory over Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Milwaukee's postseason fate was determined earlier Monday night when the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New Jersey Nets 105-87 to clinch the eighth playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and eliminate the Bucks. Ersan Ilyasova...

Rodgers breaks bad news to Jennings, Bucks

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...

Starting 5: Milwaukee's out, Spurs are #1, & Tony Allen's 8 steal night

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: Buck off, Milwaukee Oh come on... you know you want to use that headline. The Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated last night, courtesy of the Philadelphia 76'ers win over the New Jersey Nets. The Sixers and New York Knicks are now tied for the 7th & 8th seed with each having...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.