A clinched playoff berth is still within grasp for Milwaukee should they emerge with a win tonight and a defeat by any of the teams clinging to life below them. Of course, with how Milwaukee’s played lately, just settling for a win would be accomplishment enough for tonight. Philadelphia’s in the midst of a five-game losing streak themselves as the season-ending tankathon ensues.
Bucks can clinch a playoff spot tonight with a win over 76ers and a loss by any of 3 teams: Bulls, Pacers and Heat.— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) April 8, 2017
As for playoff implications, Milwaukee will need a loss by one of Indiana, Chicago or Miami tonight to clinch. Chicago faces the Nets in a game that will be wrapping up soon, Indiana takes on the spiraling Orlando Magic and Miami faces off against the Wizards. On paper, Miami seems like the most obvious potential loss, but the frisky Nets are upending teams left and right lately despite just clinching the worst record in the NBA.
Should the Bucks clinch, we’ll have plenty of coverage regarding potential matchups so stay tuned.
Here is a link to the full preview for tonight, and one minor broadcast note, tonight’s game will be shown on Fox Sports Wisconsin PLUS and will be on 105.7 FM The Fan for radio. Here’s information on how to find FSWI PLUS on your respective cable channels too.