After winning seven of their last ten games, the Milwaukee Bucks are now in a three way tie for the fifth playoff spot in the N-B-A’s Eastern Conference. The Bucks, Atlanta, and Indiana are all two games ahead of Miami, which holds the eighth and final East slot. The Bucks have nine games left in their regular season, and they’ll play the Hornets in Charlotte tonight. Coach Jason Kidd says guard Tony Snell is a big reason for Milwaukee’s improvement. Snell was acquired from Chicago last summer in a trade that sent guard Michael Carter Williams to the Bulls — and Snell has started all but one game for the Bucks this year, shooting a team leading 59-percent.