Bucks officials are thanking their lucky stars they're in the Eastern Conference.
If they weren't, their season, for all intents and purposes, would be over.
The Bucks entered Tuesday night's game against the Raptors with a 19-30 record. Amazingly, that put them only two games behind the Pacers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
If the Bucks were in the Western Conference, though, they'd be making plans for the NBA Draft Lottery.
In the West, the Bucks would be nine games behind the eighth-place Trail Blazers in the win column and 11 games behind the seventh-place Nuggets.
BUCKS 92, RAPTORS 74: The Bucks benefited from a balanced scoring attack in snapping their four-game losing streak Tuesday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. John Salmons led the Bucks with 17 points, while Corey Maggette contributed 16. The Bucks also got 14 points from Andrew Bogut and 12 from Brandon Jennings. Luc Mbah a Moute also played well, finishing with 10 points and 14 rebounds off the bench.
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