By Tim Kowols
The Milwaukee Bucks will not have to play the top seeded Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs after knocking off the Charlotte Hornets last night 89-79 at the Bradley Center. With a record of 42-39, the Bucks clinched a winning a record and at least a 6 seed in an Eastern Conference where teams are still jockeying for position. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with his third triple-double of the season, posting 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Center Greg Monroe helped shut the door on the visiting Hornets, collecting 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter. The Bucks will end their season on Wednesday against the Celtics in Boston.