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@ NO 
W 130-113
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@ Mia 
W 113-98
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vs. Phi 
L 125-130
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vs. LAL 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 PM CT23:00
@ Cle 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST5:00 PM CST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)00:0019:00 ET5:00 PM CT22:00

Bucks host Lakers, inching closer to East's best record

The Milwaukee Bucks haven't finished the regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference since the 1973-74 season. They can take another step toward ending that drought when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

The Bucks entered the week three games ahead of the Toronto Raptors for the best record in the East. Milwaukee missed a chance to lower its magic number when it lost 130-125 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, but the Raptors also lost that day, 110-107 to the Detroit Pistons.

"Tough games like this are going to help us in the future moving forward in the playoffs because every game is going to be like tonight," Bucks leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo told reporters after the loss. "Hopefully, we learn from it and when we're in the same situation in the future we can react better."

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Leaders
Points: Giannis Antetokounmpo27.5
Rebounds: Giannis Antetokounmpo12.7
Assists: Giannis Antetokounmpo6.0
FG%: Giannis Antetokounmpo58.0%
Steals: Eric Bledsoe1.43
Blocks: Brook Lopez2.24
Defense (Rank)
Points: 108.6 (9)
Rebounds: 44.9 (14)
Assists: 24.7 (17)
FG%: 43.4% (1)
FT%: 73.7% (1)
3P%: 35.8% (19)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 117.7 (2)
Rebounds: 49.3 (1)
Assists: 26.0 (7)
FG%: 47.7% (3)
FT%: 77.4% (15)
3P%: 35.1% (18)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
x-Milwaukee 52 18 .743 --
Indiana 44 26 .629 8.0
Detroit 36 33 .522 15.5
Chicago 19 52 .268 33.5
Cleveland 17 53 .243 35.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/4/2019 Isaiah Canaan 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
3/3/2019 Pau Gasol Signed as Free Agent
2/25/2019 Isaiah Canaan Signed to 10-Day Contract
2/7/2019 Nikola Mirotic Traded Part of a three-team trade
1/14/2019 Bonzie Colson Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/15/2019 Malcolm Brogdon Sore right heel
2/25/2019 Sterling Brown Right wrist soreness
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