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Miami Heat's Andre Iguodala (28) dunks in front of Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez (11) in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Heat reach the East finals, top Bucks to win series 4-1

Sep. 8, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo could only watch. The fifth-seeded Heat finished off an upset of the NBA’s best regular-season team Tuesday, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 in Game 5 of their East...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks over Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Bucks' Antetokounmpo leads NBA's All-Defensive team

Sep. 8, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Defensive Player of the Year, so it should be no surprise that he was also the leading vote-getter for the league’s All-Defensive team. The Milwaukee Bucks forward — and favorite to win his second consecutive MVP award —...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo leaves the court after hurting his ankle during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Bucks hoping to see Antetokounmpo can play Game 5 vs. Heat

Sep. 7, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks will play another day. They’re waiting to see if reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo will join them. It’s still a dire situation for the team that had the league's best regular-season record this season — they’re down 3-1 in...

Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots past Miami Heat's Andre Iguodala during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

No Giannis, no problem: Bucks top Heat in OT, force Game 5

Sep. 6, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was waiting in the locker room for his teammates Sunday, standing on his bad right ankle to greet every one of them. His day ended early. His season isn't over yet. Khris Middleton scored 36 points, including a big 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in...

Miami Heat's Kelly Olynyk (9) and Jimmy Butler (22) react with teammates after the Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-114 in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Butler makes FTs with no time left, lifts Heat past Bucks

Sep. 2, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler loves soccer, and the final scene from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals resembled a penalty shot in a shootout. Only there was no goalie. This was just a free throw, no time on the clock, nobody else from the Miami Heat or Milwaukee Bucks standing along...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3), Dennis Schroder (17), head coach Billy Donovan, center rear, and others celebrate their 104-100 win against the Houston Rockets in an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

It's Game 7 for Thunder-Rockets, Game 2 on tap in Heat-Bucks

Sep. 1, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last time the Houston Rockets played a Game 7, they didn’t have Chris Paul and they wound up losing. Paul wants to see history repeat itself. The former Houston guard simply has willed fifth-seeded Oklahoma City into a deciding game of its Western Conference...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) dunks the ball after getting past Milwaukee Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Butler scores 40, Heat top Bucks 115-104 for 1-0 series lead

Aug. 31, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler kept hearing the same message from teammates in every conversation Monday night. “Win the game." He listened to them, and delivered. Butler scored 14 of his playoff career-high 40 points in the fourth quarter, Goran Dragic added 27 and the Heat clamped down...

Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe (6) passes the ball between Orlando Magic's Terrence Ross (31) and Gary Clark (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Bucks' Bledsoe (hamstring) out for Game 1 vs. Heat

Aug. 31, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe was ruled out of Game 1 of the Bucks' Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat on Monday night with a strained right hamstring. Bledsoe was listed as questionable and tested the strain before the game, before the Bucks decided...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after a dunk as Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) looks back during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Bucks beat Magic 118-104, take series in 5 games

Aug. 29, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Brook Lopez sensed bonds between Milwaukee Bucks players strengthening after their decision to boycott a playoff game sent ripples across the NBA and other major pro sports leagues, which joined in suspending play to protest against racial injustice. And when it was time to...

Orlando Magic's James Ennis III (11)  defends against Milwaukee Bucks' Wesley Matthews (9) during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Antetokounmpo leads efficient Bucks to 121-107 rout of Magic

Aug. 22, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-107 on Saturday for a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Antetokounmpo went 12 of 14 as the top-seeded Bucks shot 56.1% from the floor....