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Bucks host New Orleans tonight hoping to snap home losing streak

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks have dropped to one-and-a-half games out of playoff contention. The New York Knicks expanded their lead over Milwaukee for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with a 90-87 come-from-behind win at Toronto last night.

The Bucks were idle, and they'll host New Orleans this evening. Milwaukee is 12-16 after losing four straight home games - their longest losing streak at the Bradley Center in over two years. New York got its victory at Toronto on a three-pointer by Jeremy Lin with five-tenths-of-a-second left. The Knicks have won six straight, and they're above .500 for the first time since January 12th.

Meanwhile, Bucks' center Andrew Bogut says he still hopes to play this season. He broke his left ankle at Houston on January 25th - and he says a lot will be determined by the results of an ankle scan to be performed next week. Surgery might be ordered, but Bogut says he hopes to avoid it. All the swelling is gone, and Bogut says he's working out every other day - but he doesn't leave his house because he doesn't want to walk on the bad ankle unless he really has to.