Monday , Apr , 05 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – April 5

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – April 5 ===

(Sports Network) – Brian Skinner collected 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead
the Milwaukee Bucks to a 90-83 win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday in a
Central Division battle from the Air Canada Centre.

Michael Redd contributed 17 points and Desmond Mason had 16 for the Bucks, who
won for the third time in four games to clinch a playoff spot. Joe Smith added
a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, as Milwaukee had six players
finish with double-figures in points, including all five starters.

With the win, the Bucks moved to 39-38, and are a full game ahead of the New
Orleans Hornets and Miami Heat for the fourth seed in the East, and home-court
advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Milwaukee won for just the third time in its last 10 on the road and improved
to 13-26 away from home this season.

The Bucks will close their brief two-game road trip on Tuesday when they
battle the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena. Milwaukee has beaten
New Jersey twice already this season, but has lost five of the last nine

Milwaukee has also lost four of five and seven of its last 10 in the Garden