Thursday , Apr , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – April 15

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – April 15 ===

(Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks were defeated by the Toronto Raptors,
89-87, on Wednesday at the Bradley Center in the regular-season finale for
both teams.

Desmond Mason tied a season-high with 27 points for the Bucks, but all 27 came
in the first half. He was 0-for-3 from the field and 0-for-2 from the line in
the second half. Brian Skinner added 16 points and 13 rebounds for Milwaukee,
which ended its season with three straight losses.

The Bucks lost more than just the game, as the defeat dropped Milwaukee
(41-41) from the fourth seed, where they would have had home-court advantage
against Miami in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, to the
No. 6 seed. With the loss, Milwaukee will start the playoffs on the road
against Detroit.

Milwaukee and Detroit will play the first game of the best-of-seven series on
Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.