NBA playoff tracker: The top seed in the East slipping away from Nets, Bucks
Yahoo Sports will keep you updated nightly on the NBA playoff race during the last two weeks of the regular season. Check back daily for the latest movement in the standings, what to watch for and teams securing their 2020-21 playoff berths.
Game of the night: Brooklyn drops third straight as Milwaukee clinches playoff spot
The rematch following Sunday's thriller between Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't disappoint but Brooklyn's losing streak hit three games after Milwaukee closed on an 18-1 run to win, 124-118, and clinch a playoff berth in the process.
Milwaukee only trails No. 2 seed Brooklyn by 1.5 games with the Nets playing their next three games (Dallas, Denver, Chicago) on the road and without the injured James Harden. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers are moving closer to the No. 1 seed in the East as Yahoo Sports' Ben Rohrbach explains why that matters:
The Bucks will host triple-double machine Russell Westbrook and the surging Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
He's not going to actually win MVP but Chris Paul continues to play at a high level …
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