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vs. Tor 
L 76-87
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@ Tor 
L 93-118
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L 89-92
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Milwaukee Bucks eager to build after strong finish to season

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) With the sting of their frantic but failed Game 6 comeback effort still fresh in their minds, the Milwaukee Bucks returned to their practice facility Friday morning to pack their things and head their separate ways.

The Bucks consider themselves a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference, a belief no doubt reinforced by a furious 14-4 run late in the season that propelled them to sixth place in the East and solidified by a strong, though inconsistent, effort against Toronto in the playoffs.

"We thought we were the better team," forward Giannis Antetokounmpo said. "We thought we could beat the Raptors and go to the second round. We feel like we got the Raptors' attention so hopefully next year ... we can go deeper in the playoffs."

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Leaders
Points: Giannis Antetokounmpo22.9
Rebounds: Giannis Antetokounmpo8.8
Assists: Giannis Antetokounmpo5.4
FG%: Greg Monroe53.4%
Steals: Giannis Antetokounmpo1.64
Blocks: Giannis Antetokounmpo1.89
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.8 (9)
Rebounds: 42.5 (8)
Assists: 24.1 (27)
FG%: 45.8% (18)
FT%: 77.1% (12)
3P%: 35.3% (9)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.6 (20)
Rebounds: 40.4 (29)
Assists: 24.2 (5)
FG%: 47.4% (4)
FT%: 76.8% (19)
3P%: 37.0% (10)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xy-Cleveland 51 31 .622 --
x-Milwaukee 42 40 .512 9.0
x-Indiana 42 40 .512 9.0
x-Chicago 41 41 .500 10.0
Detroit 37 45 .451 14.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/2/2017 Gary Payton II Signed as Free Agent Signed to two-year contract
4/1/2017 Terrence Jones Waived
3/4/2017 Terrence Jones Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/4/2017 Axel Toupane Waived
2/25/2017 Axel Toupane Signed to 10-Day Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/8/2017 Jabari Parker Sprained left knee
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Friday, Apr. 28
Barcelona Open (ATP)
Quarterfinals
(4) D. Thiem6 6    
Y. Sugita1 2    
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(10) A. Ramos-Vino6 4 64   
(3) R. Nadal77 6    
H. Chung61 2    
K. Khachanov4 1    
H. Zeballos6 6    
 
Hungarian Open (ATP)
Quarterfinals
(2) I. Karlovic4 3    
A. Bedene6 6    
(4) F. Verdasco6 64 2   
L. Djere2 77 6   
(1) L. Pouille6 6    
M. Klizan4 3    
(6) P. Lorenzi6 6    
A. Kuznetsov4 4    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Apr. 28
Istanbul Cup (WTA)
Quarterfinals
(3) I. Begu2 77 6   
B. Eraydin6 65 1   
J. Cepelova2 77 6   
D. Yastremska6 64 4   
(6) E. Mertens6 4 6   
C. Buyukakcay4 6 2   
(1) E. Svitolina6 6    
(5) S. Cirstea4 4    
 
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (WTA)
Quarterfinals
M. Sharapova6 6    
A. Kontaveit3 4    
K. Mladenovic6 6    
C. Suarez Nav3 2    
(2) K. Pliskova63 7 3   
L. Siegemund77 5 6   
(4) S. Halep6 6    
A. Sevastova3 1