The Bucks’ magic number is two to clinch an N-B-A playoff spot, after Milwaukee lost at home to Dallas 109-105 on Sunday. The Bucks hold the fifth of the eight Eastern Conference slots, and any combination of Milwaukee wins, and losses by ninth place Indiana would put the Bucks in the postseason for the second time in three years. The Mavericks came back from three points down at the start of the fourth quarter to win, as Harrison Barnes scored 15 of his 31 points in the final period. Giannis Antetokounmpo almost had a triple double for the Bucks with 31 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists — and Gary Payton the Second made his N-B-A debut after signing with Milwaukee for two years Sunday — and he had five points in nine minutes. The Bucks play at Oklahoma City tomorrow (Tuesday) night.