Bucks' Middleton to miss regular-season finale against Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Khris Middleton will miss the regular-season finale against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left ankle.

Middleton was ruled out Sunday after scoring 21 points the previous night in a win over Miami.

The two-time All-Star is missing his fourth game this season.

The Bucks began the day a game behind Brooklyn for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

They needed a win over the Bulls plus a loss by the Nets to the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the second seed.

Otherwise, they would finish third in the East.

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