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Bucks top Knicks, but can't celebrate playoff berth yet

Giannis Antetokounmpo responded from his Wednesday benching by scoring 23 points, and Khris Middleton added 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals as the Bucks beat the Knicks 99-91 Friday night.

Michael Carter-Williams added 19 points for the Bucks, who could have clinched a playoff berth with a loss from the Celtics, Nets or Pacers. All three of those teams won Friday, delaying the playoff celebration for at least a few more nights.

A 29-16 third quarter helped put the Bucks in front for good in New York in front of a sparse crowd. The Knicks have 15 wins on the season.

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