The Milwaukee Bucks will make the playoffs if they win their remaining six games.
In their final regular-season home game of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers took one more step toward falling out of the playoff race. By losing to the Pacers, 102-97, the 76ers fell within 1.5 games of Milwaukee (and 1 game in the loss column). Since Milwaukee and Philadelphia have one head-to-head game remaining, the Bucks can theoretically force no worse than a tie (and win the tiebreaker) by winning six in a row.
But if the Bucks could routinely pull off that feat, they wouldn’t be in this predicament. Among their stiffest challenges will be a game of their own against Indiana Thursday. Here is a look at the remaining schedule of each team: