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Bucks make history in clinching 2020 playoff berth

Milwaukee wrapped up a playoff berth despite not playing on Sunday

The Associated Press

Feb 24, 2020 8:54 AM ET

It only took 56 games for the Bucks to wrap up a 2020 playoff spot.

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 Golden State Warriors (2015-16) and Chicago Bulls (1995-96) as the only teams in NBA history to win 70 games.

 
The Bucks clinched a playoff berth on Sunday thanks to the Wizards' loss to the Bulls.

“Enjoy this Sunday bucks fans. Earliest playoff clinch in NBA history. It’s not even March yet!!” Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry wrote on Twitter.

The Bucks did clinch on an earlier date than the Warriors, but the NBA season also now starts slightly earlier.

The postseason starts April 18.


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