Final 21: Bogut will start against Wizards

Waiting time has run out on the Bucks as they eye a run to the playoffs.  There are 21 games left on the schedule, beginning tonight in Washington, D.C.

Bucks center Andrew Bogut, who sat out last week with a strained muscle in the rib area, will start against the Wizards. READ BOGUT UPDATE.

The Bucks are still in the hunt, believe it or not, 3.5 games behind the Pacers in the mad stumble for the 8th and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Not only do the Bucks need their All-NBA center for this final stretch run, but Bogut must play in all 21 of the remaining games to qualify on the 2011 rebounding boards.   To qualify, Bogut must play in 70 games or be on pace to grab 800 rebounds.  Having missed 12 games, he’s short on both counts and must play in all remaining 21 games or haul in 235 rebounds to finish on the leader board.

His 11.5 rebounds per game would rank 5th in the NBA, but then there are those pesky qualifications.

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