Bucks on brink of elimination after tweaking starting lineup

Basketball 05/24/19, 01:40

Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference finals.A lineup change didn't provide one, so the Bucks have to come up with something else in Toronto.The Bucks returned to the starting five they used most ...

Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs Raptors

Sports 05/22/19, 18:23

The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals.Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in what happens in Game 5 on Thursday.The Bucks reserves played so well in the first two games of the series that ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

On Basketball: Rest does help, but luck is essential

Sports 03/26/19, 14:00

Jusuf Nurkic's season-ending and gruesome leg injury, especially at this time of year, will strike fear into everyone in the NBA.In this age of "load management" being a fancy term for "night off" and even as the NBA frowns upon resting players anyway, the question will be asked: Should teams ...

Sexton’s 25 leads Cavs over bruised Bucks missing Giannis

Sports 03/20/19, 20:43

Rookie Collin Sexton scored 25 points, Jordan Clarkson added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers delayed Milwaukee from clinching the Central Division on Wednesday night with a 107-102 win over the bruised Bucks, who were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.Sexton made a 3-pointer with 1:42 left and dropped a driving layup one ...

Giannis out again as banged-up Bucks try to clinch division

Basketball 03/20/19, 17:09

Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his second straight game with a sprained right ankle, one of several injuries to hit the Bucks in recent days.A leading MVP contender, Antetokounmpo will sit out Wednesday night's game against the Cavaliers as the Eastern Conference-leading Bucks try to clinch their first Central ...

Bucks’ Nikola Mirotic out with left thumb injury

Sports 03/20/19, 13:36

Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic is out indefinitely an examination of his left thumb revealed a sprain and a fracture.Since being acquired by the Bucks on Feb. 7, Mirotic has played in 14 games with three starts. He is averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 22.9 minutes ...

Bucks sign guard Tim Frazier with Brogdon out

Basketball 03/19/19, 10:49

The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard Tim Frazier on Tuesday as they try to shore up their backcourt with Malcolm Brogdon out indefinitely with a plantar fascia tear in his right foot.The 28-year-old Frazier played 47 games this season for the New Orleans Pelicans and averaged 5.0 points, 4.4 assists and ...

Bucks’ Brogdon out with plantar fascia tear in right foot

Sports 03/17/19, 00:33

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon has a minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot and is out indefinitely.The Bucks say Brogdon underwent an MRI and had a subsequent examination Saturday with team physician Dr. William Raasch. They add that Brogdon will be listed as out and his status will ...

Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Hornets for 50th win

Basketball 03/09/19, 23:37

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 131-114 on Saturday night for their NBA-best 50th victory.Brook Lopez added 25 points and eight rebounds as the Bucks used a second-half surge to knock out the Hornets. It's just the second ...

Oubre, Booker help Suns stun Bucks

Basketball 03/04/19, 23:50

Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks 114-105 on Monday night.Devin Booker added 22 points and Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 12 rebounds, including a key layup with 35.8 seconds ...

Bucks outlast Lakers 131-120 for 8th straight win

Basketball 03/02/19, 01:04

Eric Bledsoe scored 31 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Los Angeles Lakers 131-120 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive victory and 10th in a row on the road.The NBA's best team had its hands full for much of the fourth quarter, ...

Bledsoe has triple-double as Bucks edge Kings 141-140 in OT

Basketball 02/28/19, 01:53

With Giannis Antetokounmpo watching from the bench because of a minutes restriction and Khris Middleton joining him after cramping up, Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer leaned on two other starters in overtime.Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon were up to the task.Bledsoe scored five of his 26 points in overtime, Brogdon added ...

With Antetokounmpo sidelined, Bucks beat Bulls 117-106

Basketball 02/25/19, 22:34

Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each scored 22 points, and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 117-106 Monday night without All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.While the Greek Freak sat out with a sore right knee, the Bucks overcame a sluggish start to pick up their 17th win in 19 games.The ...

Antetokounmpo helps Bucks outlast Bulls 112-99

Sports 02/11/19, 22:38

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and had 17 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added 19 points and the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted the pesky Chicago Bulls 112-99 on Monday night.Malcolm Brogdon added 17 points and Khris Middleton had 16 to help league-leading Milwaukee win for the seventh time in eight games and improve ...

Playing without Antetokounmpo, Bucks lose to Magic 103-83

Basketball 02/09/19, 23:35

Jonathan Isaac scored 17 points and Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross each added 15 as the Orlando Magic cruised past Milwaukee 103-83 on Saturday night and snapped the Bucks' six-game winning streak.The Bucks played without All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who sat out with right knee soreness after scoring 29 points ...

Giannis, Bucks drop 148 points on Wizards for 40th win

Basketball 02/07/19, 02:41

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the field and placed six players in double figures while becoming the ...

Antetokounmpo, Bledsoe pace Bucks past Wizards

Basketball 02/06/19, 22:55

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the field and placed six players in double figures while becoming the ...

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