Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

Sports 05/24/19, 16:26

There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history.The Bucks, who ...

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 ...

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 ...

No. 1 Bucks: Milwaukee clinches top spot in the NBA

Sports 04/05/19, 02:05

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with six days remaining in the regular season:EASTERN CONFERENCEThe road to the NBA Finals goes through Milwaukee. And the Bucks are the first team in the league to know exactly where they will be seeded for the playoffs.Milwaukee Bucks' ...

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 sign guard Eric Bledsoe to extension

Basketball 03/04/19, 20:25

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Eric Bledsoe to a contract extension.Bledsoe, 29, is averaging 15.9 points, 5.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game for the East-leading Bucks. His 49.2 field goal percentage is a career high.The signing was announced Monday before Bledsoe took the court against one of his ...

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 ...

Budenholzer, Malone finding their way to the All-Star Game

Basketball 02/08/19, 15:27

Milwaukee didn't get out of the first round of the playoffs last year. Denver didn't even get into the first round of the playoffs, its postseason hopes thwarted by a loss in the last game of the regular season.As such, few may have seen this coming.The perk of getting to ...

Antetokounmpo scores 19, Bucks beat Raptors 105-92

Basketball 01/31/19, 22:30

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points, Khris Middleton had 18 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Raptors 105-92 on Thursday night, ending Toronto's season-best home winning streak at 10 games.D.J. Wilson scored a career-high 16 points and Eric Bledsoe had 14 as Milwaukee (37-13) clinched the season series with their third ...

Mike Budenholzer clinches spot as All-Star Game coach

Basketball 01/31/19, 22:24

Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer and his staff are heading to the All-Star Game.The Bucks' 105-92 win over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night clinched the spot for Budenholzer, who will coach in the All-Star Game for the second time in five years. He also coached in 2015, when he was ...

Antetokounmpo leads the way, Bucks win Budenholzer’s return

Basketball 01/13/19, 18:17

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Hawks 133-114 on Sunday in Mike Budenholzer's return to Atlanta.Khris Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off ...

Bucks roll 144-112 in Budenholzer’s 1st game vs Hawks

Basketball 01/04/19, 23:11

Mike Budenholzer's first game against the team he coached for five seasons was no contest.Budenholzer's Milwaukee Bucks rolled to a 33-point halftime lead and coasted to a 144-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and 10 ...

Giannis, surging Bucks end 2018 with NBA’s best record

Basketball 12/31/18, 14:00

Dynamic offense jump-started the Milwaukee Bucks' season. Tighter defense has propelled them to the best record in the NBA.The Bucks are 15 games over .500, and impressive beginning for Mike Budenholzer's tenure as Milwaukee's head coach.Now comes the tough part: staying on top."At the end of the day, we can't ...

Shoot it! Bucks looking for franchise-best 8-0 start

Basketball 11/01/18, 02:12

On the first day of preseason camp, the Milwaukee Bucks' practice court featured squares on the floor made of blue tape at five roughly equidistant points just behind the 3-point arc. They marked proper spacing in first-year coach Mike Budenholzer's offensive system.The players picked it up pretty quickly.The Bucks are ...

New coach Lloyd Pierce set to begin 1st year with Hawks

Basketball 10/10/18, 16:45

Lloyd Pierce is hardly expecting a smooth ride in his first season as a head coach.His Atlanta Hawks have begun a major rebuilding job. They have no star player, their point guard is a 20-year-old rookie, and their roster depth is suspect."Our margin of error to start when you have ...

Expectations rise as Giannis, Bucks move into new arena

Basketball 10/10/18, 09:46

In his never-ending quest to improve, Giannis Antetokounmpo connected in the offseason with one of the NBA's retired greats.No way was the Milwaukee Bucks star going to be late for a summer workout with Kobe Bryant.But showing up three hours early? That sends a message.It's all part of an effort ...

Smashing debut: Giannis, Bucks cruise in new arena’s opener

Basketball 10/03/18, 23:14

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks put on a smashing opening-night performance at their new arena.Antetokounmpo had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Bucks routed the Chicago Bulls 116-82 on Wednesday night in the first game at the Fiserv Forum.The Bucks had the look of contenders under ...

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