Bucks in Playoffs for First Time Since 2010


0  Updated at 6:19 am, April 7th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — Monta Ellis had 22 point, nine assists and six steals, leading the Milwaukee Bucks past the Toronto Raptors 100-83 Saturday night, and clinching the Bucks the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

“Pretty nice to be able to clinch when you have six games left so you can start getting ready for whoever your going to play against,” Bucks head coach Jim Boylan said when asked about his team making the playoffs. “It’s a great feeling. The guys have worked very hard and it’s very satisfying to us.”

Brandon Jennings had 16 points and seven assists for the Bucks, who head to the playoffs for the first time in three years.

Milwaukee held Toronto to 36 percent shooting for the game and turned the Raptors over 18 times.

If the playoffs were to start today, Milwaukee (37-39) would take on Miami, but things could change. The Bucks could still catch Boston (39-37) for the No. 7 seed.

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