The Milwaukee Bucks will officially finish as the worst team in basketball for the 2013-14 NBA season.
The Bucks lost 110-100 in Toronto Monday evening, clinching the worst record in the league at 15-66. Philadelphia also pulled off a victory against the Boston Celtics that helped secure the chamber of mediocrity for Milwaukee this season.
By losing Monday, the Bucks are virtually guaranteed to finish in the top-four of the NBA Draft lottery and have a 25% chance of obtaining the first-overall pick in June. Milwaukee failed to win consecutive games this season, making them the third team in NBA history that did not accomplish the feat. The 1986-87 Los Angeles Clippers and the 2004-05 Atlanta Hawks are the other two teams.
In Monday’s game, Ramon Sessions led all Bucks players with 22 points, followed by 18 from Brandon Knight and 19 from Jeff Adrien. For Toronto, All-Star Demar DeRozan did not play in the game due to rest. Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points for the Raptors while also dishing out seven assists. Kyle Lowry – who didn’t play last time these two teams met in Milwaukee on April 5 – finished with 24 points and handed out five assists. Jonas Valancinuas dropped in 14 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Toronto registered their franchise-best 48th win of the season. Toronto officially completed a four-game sweep of Milwaukee.
The Bucks will conclude their historically-bad season Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks in Milwaukee.