Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry defends.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry defends. Frank Gunn

Bucks out of NBA playoffs despite Aussies' best efforts

BASKETBALL: The NBA season has come crashing down on Australian pair Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker, but not without a fight.

Their Milwaukee Bucks suffered a 92-89 home loss to the Toronto Raptors, who in turn took the series 4-2 to move into the Eastern Conference semi-finals against Cleveland.

But the visitors were made to work after leading 71-46 in the third quarter.

The Bucks went on a 20-3 run, and even took the lead 80-78 with three minutes left, before the Raptors regained control.

Giannis Antetokounmpo downed 34 points for the Bucks, with Dellavedova grabbing 12 points, along with four rebounds and four assists. Maker had five blocks.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 32 points.

Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, progressed after a 103-96 win to wrap up their series against the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2.

Mills scored 10 points as the Spurs advanced to the Western Division semi-finals.

Saturday: Wizards v Hawks, 9.30am; Celtics v Bulls; 10am, Clippers v Jazz; 12.30pm (times AEST)

News Corp Australia

Warrego MP hits back at remote quarantine proposal

Premium Content Warrego MP hits back at remote quarantine proposal

Warrego MP Ann Leahy has slammed the Premier’s proposal to move international...

Mammoth road funding secured for Maranoa Electorate

Premium Content Mammoth road funding secured for Maranoa Electorate

Tens of millions of dollars of funding have been secured for road safety upgrades...

ULTIMATE GUIDE: Where to celebrate Australia Day in Dalby

Premium Content ULTIMATE GUIDE: Where to celebrate Australia Day in Dalby

From family cricket games, to citizenship ceremonies and barbecues, here’s where...