Bucks first to clinch playoff spot — after just 56 games
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game.
The Bucks became the first team in the NBA to clinch a berth Sunday after Washington lost to Chicago. The Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running away with for months. Milwaukee is 48-8, on pace to join the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors and 1995-96 Chicago Bulls as the only teams in NBA history to win 70 games. The postseason starts April 18.