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.