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Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust or rest for playoffs?

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action.

While other teams will be fighting for a postseason berth or playoff seedings when they play the final eight regular season games in Florida, the Lakers and Bucks will be looking to shake off the rust after a 4 ½-month hiatus and staying as healthy as possible.

Milwaukee owned the NBA's best record at 53-12 and the Lakers were No. 1 in the West at 49-14 when the pandemic halted play in mid-March. 

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