Giannis: Bucks ‘successful’ despite falling short of goal

Basketball 05/27/19, 18:51

Giannis Antetokounmpo said on Monday that he hadn't slept in the two days since the Milwaukee Bucks' season came to an end.But the NBA MVP finalist said his team still had a successful season despite falling short of its goal of winning the second NBA championship in franchise history."It's just ...

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

Basketball 05/25/19, 22:32

Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors into the NBA Finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State ...

Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

Sports 05/22/19, 19:33

Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday.Gobert finished with 97 first-team points and 196 points, giving the Utah ...

Lowry has 25, Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even East finals

Sports 05/21/19, 22:19

Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 7-2 at home this postseason. Reserve ...

Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

Sports 05/20/19, 13:01

Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year.The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local authority accepted the ...

Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

Basketball 05/19/19, 21:30

Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night to cut the Bucks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals.Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Norman Powell scored 19 points before fouling out, and Marc ...

Bucks lead East finals 2-0, and now series shifts to Toronto

Sports 05/18/19, 15:37

Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry have more than held their own against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton so far in these Eastern Conference finals.Other than some pretty boxscores, the Toronto Raptors have nothing to show for those efforts.The supporting cast hasn't supported much for Toronto, and with what is almost ...

Halfway: Bucks top Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 East finals lead

Sports 05/17/19, 22:09

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to add 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in ...

Giannis, George finalists for NBA MVP and defensive award

Sports 05/17/19, 19:38

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA's MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year.Reigning MVP James Harden is the other finalist for the league's top award. The NBA announced three finalists for six individual award categories Friday, based on voting results from a ...

Not every NBA player will put body on line to take a charge

Basketball 05/17/19, 11:26

Toronto guard Kyle Lowry squarely planted his feet and braced for contact with Milwaukee Bucks athletic big man Giannis Antetokounmpo barreling down on him.Lowry, one of the best in basketball at taking a charge, absorbed the punishment and drew a foul against the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo. These days, not everybody is ...

Bucks seeking 2-0 lead over Raptors in East finals

Sports 05/16/19, 16:47

When the season started, everyone knew the Eastern Conference would have a new king.LeBron James left Cleveland, having taken his talents to Los Angeles.And even Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't sure who would take his place.Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA ...

Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors 108-100

Sports 05/15/19, 22:11

Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.Lopez had a dunk with 2:20 left to put ...

Leonard, Raptors to face Bucks, Antetokounmpo in East final

Sports 05/13/19, 01:52

For the second time in four seasons, the Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference final.While the Raptors won't have to deal with playoff nemesis LeBron James this time, they will face a tough task in controlling Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the NBA's highest-scoring ...

Not just Giannis: Deep Milwaukee Bucks roar into East finals

Basketball 05/09/19, 14:28

Giannis Antetokounmpo has carried the Milwaukee Bucks to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2001.The Bucks have reason to believe they can go even further, thanks to a deep roster that received a boost with the return of guard Malcolm Brogdon for the clinching game of their ...

Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

Basketball 05/08/19, 21:48

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final.The top-seeded Bucks placed seven players in double figures in their fourth straight win after dropping the series opener. Khris Middleton had ...

Giannis has 39, Bucks beat Celtics 113-101, lead series 3-1

Sports 05/06/19, 21:12

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 39 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 113-101 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series on Monday night and move Milwaukee within one win from its first trip to the Eastern Conference finals since 2001."Giannis, it's hard ...

Antetokounmpo anota 32 y le da la ventaja a los Bucks

Basketball 05/03/19, 22:18

Giannis Antetokounmpo terminó con 32 puntos y 13 rebotes, George Hill anotó 21 unidades y los Bucks de Milwaukee derrotaron el viernes 123-116 a los Celtics de Boston para tomar ventaja de 2-1 en su serie semifinal de la Conferencia Este.Khris Middleton añadió 20 unidades.Antetokounmpo solo intentó 13 disparos de ...

Antetokounmpo has 32, Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 in Game 3

Sports 05/03/19, 22:04

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished with 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-116 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Khris Middleton added 20 points.Antetokounmpo had only 13 field goal attempts but had 16 ...

Rockets, Bucks seek to avoid falling into 2-0 holes

Sports 04/29/19, 11:26

The MVP front-runners are in some trouble.It's a virtual certainty that either Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo or Houston's reigning MVP James Harden will win the coveted award this season. And while the voting results there won't be known until June 24, the only results that truly matter right now to both ...

Bucks expecting another hard-fought matchup with Celtics

Sports 04/27/19, 13:47

Much has changed since the Celtics outlasted the Bucks during their seven-game slugfest in the first round of last year's NBA playoffs.For starters, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward are both healthy after injuries sidelined them for the entire postseason last year.Giannis Antetokounmpo is having a career season and is one ...

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