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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The NBA-leading Bucks remain confident the pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century.
The Bucks owned a 53-12 record when play was suspended on March 11. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Bucks try to make sure they're ready whenever season resumes

Apr. 1, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks remain confident the coronavirus pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century. The Bucks had a league-best 53-12 record when play was suspended three...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Gobert pledges $500,000 to help with relief, NBA shutdown

Mar. 14, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz offered the first of what he said will be “many steps” he will take to help with the coronavirus pandemic, pledging Saturday to donate more than $500,000 to relief efforts. Gobert, who was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 — a diagnosis that...

Ushers leave empty Hammond Stadium, after a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles was canceled, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule because if the coronavirus outbreak. MLB is also delaying the start of its regular season by at least two weeks. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

Mar. 13, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — David Edelman can usually be found at a Denver Nuggets basketball game or a Colorado Rapids soccer game. As an usher, he interacts with fans in a role he calls a staple of his life. But there are no Nuggets games for at least a month. No Rapids games, either. And Edelman has no idea what...

Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) guards against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

Mar. 12, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. Now there will be no games at...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo fields the ball as he shoots with teammates as they warm up for the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Denver. The Nuggets won 109-95. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bucks' Antetokounmpo feared his injury was more serious

Mar. 11, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo acknowledges he initially feared the knee sprain that has caused him to miss his last two games might be a much more serious injury. “I was nervous right when I fell on the floor,” Antetokounmpo said Wednesday. “I was able...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles center Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James surges, Giannis sits and a reminder health is the key

Mar. 10, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

LeBron James was making a statement on the court when the Milwaukee Bucks had to make one of their own. Giannis Antetokounmpo had been hurt two nights earlier while losing to James and the Los Angeles Lakers, and on Sunday afternoon they said the reigning MVP had a minor sprain of his left knee and would miss at...

Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton, right, drives to the basket past Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Murray scores 21 as Nuggets beat short-handed Bucks 109-95

Mar. 10, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 21 points but it was a basket of his that didn't count that really ignited Denver's 109-95 win over the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks. Murray soared for a thunderous slam dunk over D.J. Wilson with 9.8 seconds left in the third quarter and Denver clinging to...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives as Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Booker, Rubio help Suns race past Giannis-less Bucks

Mar. 8, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 20 of his 36 points in Phoenix's 47-point first quarter and the Suns beat the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks 140-131 on Sunday night, The Bucks played without MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo because of a minor knee sprain. Injured Friday night in a loss at the Los Angeles Lakers,...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson, second from left, tries to pass while under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green, left, and forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron & Co. snap Clippers' streak at 6 with 112-103 victory

Mar. 8, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James closed out a weekend to remember. First, he outdueled Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in a match-up of NBA conference leaders. Then he kept the Los Angeles Lakers rolling with a victory over the streaking Clippers. James had 28 points, seven rebounds and nine...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, knocks down Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Antetokounmpo has knee sprain, will miss at least 2 games

Mar. 8, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has a minor knee sprain and will miss at least the Milwaukee Bucks' next two games. The Bucks said Sunday that Antetokounmpo had an MRI and was examined by team doctor William Raasch. The evaluation showed a minor joint capsule sprain of Antetokounmpo's...