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 ...

Column: Raptors one-and-done gamble on verge of paying off

Sports 05/24/19, 17:04

This is what the Toronto Raptors had in mind all along.When they went all-in with the trade for Kawhi Leonard, they knew his time in the Great North was likely to be short.But this one-and-done gamble will certainly be worth it if Leonard can lift his team to five more ...

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 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 ...

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead

Sports 05/23/19, 22:39

Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-99 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.Leonard showed no obvious signs of the leg soreness that bothered him in Toronto's victories in the previous two games, hitting the 30-point mark ...

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 ...

Leonard, Raptors hope to shake off fatigue for Game 4

Sports 05/20/19, 17:43

For Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, Monday was all about rest and recovery.Coming off a season in which he sat out 22 regular-season games and never played on back-to-back nights as part of a plan to manage his workload, Leonard played a playoff career-high 52 minutes in Toronto's double-overtime victory ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bucks have Milwaukee dreaming of first title since ’71

Basketball 05/13/19, 14:23

The Milwaukee Bucks' championship run has the city buzzing with anticipation that the team has a chance to win its first title since 1971. The team's long string of losing seasons made them an afterthought in a state where the Green Bay Packers are the fan favorites. But now the Bucks ...

NBA conference finals preview capsules

Basketball 05/13/19, 11:56

Capsule previews of the Eastern Conference and Western Conference finals:EASTERN CONFERENCENo. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22, 8-1) vs. No. 2 TORONTO RAPTORS (58-24, 8-4)Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammates watch as the ball bounces around the rim as time begins to expire in an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball ...

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 ...

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 ...

Irving, Horford lead Celtics past Bucks 112-90 in opener

Basketball 04/28/19, 14:27

Kyrie Irving had 26 points and 11 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 120-90 on Sunday in the opener of their second-round playoff series.Jaylen Brown chipped in with 19 points and Gordon Hayward had 13 off the bench ...

Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

Sports 04/22/19, 21:52

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.Milwaukee closed the third quarter with a 17-3 run, taking a 10-point lead into ...

Bucks beat Pistons 119-103 to take 3-0 series lead

Sports 04/20/19, 21:50

Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.The Bucks can finish off the Eastern Conference series Monday night in Detroit after winning the first three games by an average ...

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