MILWAUKEE -- The Atlanta Hawks got a confidence boost before the playoffs. Fred Warner Super Bowl Jersey . The Milwaukee Bucks found out they were being sold. It turned out to be a big night for two teams headed in different directions with the regular season coming to a close. Mike Scott scored 17 points to lead Atlanta in a 111-103 win Wednesday, hours after Milwaukee owner Herb Kohl announced he was selling his team. Mike Muscala added 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Hawks, who rallied from a 12-point deficit in the first half. "I think the defence after the first quarter really picked up. It was where we want it to be and need it to be," coach Mike Budenholzer said. Atlanta is locked into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and a first-round date with the Indiana Pacers. Scott started for forward Paul Millsap, who was rested to get ready for the post-season. "We feel like we are playing about as well as we have played all year for the most part. So the regular season is done, we will take a couple days and get ready for Indiana," forward Kyle Korver said. Brandon Knight scored 31 points to lead the Bucks, who finished an NBA-worst 15-67. Their dismal season is over, though there is more certainty about the teams future after the prospective new owners said they wanted to build a new arena in Milwaukee. Kohl came into the locker room and addressed the team before the game. Coach Larry Drew thinks his team may have been a little distracted, on top of playing the last game of the year. "I would like to think that the concentration was there, but I think I would be lying if I said it was," he said. "This was a big day with all that has happened." The NBA is expected to approve the estimated $550 million sale to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens, who also committed $100 million toward a new arena to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Kohl, a former U.S. senator, also promised to fork over $100 million for a new facility. Wearing a dark green suit to match the Bucks dominant team colour, Kohl received a standing ovation and watched about four rows from the floor at centre court as his team went out and scored 39 points in the first quarter, a season-high for the opening period. But Atlanta took control in the second half, even if the team didnt have much at stake. The top goal was to stay sharp but injury-free, and Budenholzer limited the minutes for key players Korver, DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague on top of having Millsap sit out. The contest had the up-and-down feel of a playground pickup game at times, especially during a first half in which the Bucks shot 63 per cent to the Hawks 60. Atlanta trailed by as much as 12 in the first half before going up by double digits in the fourth quarter. "We just wanted to end the season playing good basketball," Korver said. Atlantas second unit seemed to have more energy down the stretch in pulling past the Bucks. At one point, Ramon Sessions had his pass deflected in the backcourt and bounce past teammate Jeff Adrien, who momentarily froze. It was enough time for Cartier Martin to track down the loose ball and coast in for an uncontested layup during a 15-4 run that helped Hawks take a 97-87 lead with 6:54 left. Another second half during which the Bucks ran out of steam -- a season-long issue. "We had some rough nights. This is a humbling experience," said forward John Henson, who had 19 points. "I think for me and everybody on this team, Im pretty sure nobody imagined this could have happened." Khris Middleton finished with 16 points and seven rebounds for Milwaukee. Six players scored in double figures for the Hawks. NOTES: The Hawks entered Wednesday having won six straight against the Bucks. ... Teague finished with 11 points, extending his career-best streak of scoring in double figures to 12 straight games. ... Atlanta has reached the playoffs for seven straight years, the longest active streak in the East. ... Drew was the Hawks head coach from 2010-13. ... G O.J. Mayo sat out the finale with a sprained left ankle. Jimmie Ward Super Bowl Jersey . -- Lindsey Vonn squeezed in a little freeskiing on Thanksgiving morning, a step in the right direction for a return to racing after reinjuring her right knee in a recent training crash. Roger Craig Super Bowl Jersey . Mission accomplished. Now the Royals will take the field on Saturday with a World Series lead for the first time in team history when they play Game 4 of the Fall Classic against the Giants at AT&T Park. http://www.thesf49ersshoponline.com/Youth-KWaun-Williams-49ers-Jersey/ . The Italian side scored twice in a four-minute span in the second half to defeat former stars from S.Mercedes were close to halting Nico Rosbergs charge at the season-opening Australian GP due to rising brake temperatures in the W07. Rosberg took advantage of an error from team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the start, and Ferrari in their tyre strategy, to claim the first victory of 2016 and extend his winning streak to four races.But both Toto Wolff and Rosberg have admitted his car was almost retired after debris was caught in the brake caliper. Managing tyres and temperatures became a big challenge, with debris causing an overheating brake caliper that almost forced us to retire Nico at one stage, Silver Arrows chief Wolff said.Thankfully that was not the case and he led Lewis home for a hard-fought 1-2.Rosberg, who conducted a live interview via Periscope on the flight home from Melbourne on Sunday, said: The brakes were on the limit today, it was really tough.They were about to retire me, so I was just managing it myself to the limit - but it was close. The German started the race behind pole-sitter Hamilton and while he was overtaken by the Ferraris off the line, he forced the world champion off the track at Turn One and was able to keep the pressure on Sebastian Vettel.The red flag following Fernando Alonsos horror crash at Albert Park resulted in a shift in strategy and momentum, with Ferrari opting for supersoft tyres while Mercedes kept their two drivers on the medium compound. Rosberg, able to complete 39 laps on the tyre and finish the race, didnt have to overtakee a single car all afternoon and closest rival Hamilton was eight seconds down the road at the chequered flag. George Kittle Super Bowl Jersey. Its been a great day, a fantastic day, Rosberg added on the plane. It was a tough race. The start was OK but Sebastian got me. He did a great job into Turn One. I was committed but he broke later and I lost a place to Kimi - then the race was on. From the red flag we put on the right tyres. We gambled with the mediums and I dont think Ferrari made the right choice. I could go to the end and I knew Sebastian had to stop again so that gave me the win.Rosberg said he was joined by the whole of F1 on his flight, often panning to Vettel during the chat. He joked: Who snores the worst on the plane? Probably Sebastian, so Ive taken a seat very far away from him.Dont miss the F1 Report for all the reaction and analysis from the Australian GP. 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