Latest Jrue Holiday News

Bucks take G League Ignite wing MarJon Beauchamp at No. 24

Jun. 24, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — MarJon Beauchamp’s circuitous path to the Milwaukee Bucks included stops at four high schools, a community college and the NBA G League. Bucks assistant general manager Milt Newton said Beauchamp even was homeless at one point. The Bucks believe...

Brothers, basketball focus of Antetokounmpo family's 'Rise'

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t watch this year's NBA Finals. The series he dominated last year like few players have was too stressful to view as a fan. “Like, I get too tensed up, because I just start sweating on the couch,” Antetokounmpo said. He prefers being on...

Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges top NBA All-Defensive first team

May. 20, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive first team, with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns joining him as the other guard. Former Defensive Players of the Year Rudy Gobert of Utah and Giannis...

Middleton might have remained out even if Bucks had advanced

May. 16, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton might not have been available for the Eastern Conference finals even if the Milwaukee Bucks had made it that far. The three-time All-Star missed the Bucks’ last 10 games after spraining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Game 2 of...

Williams has 27, Celtics make 22 3s in Game 7 rout of Bucks

May. 15, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In the fog of the Celtics’ Game 5 loss to Milwaukee that dropped his team into a 3-2 series hole, Boston coach Ime Udoka made a prediction. “It’ll make it sweeter when we bounce back,” he said. Two wins later, the Celtics turned their coach’s...

Tatum's huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7

May. 13, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jayson Tatum wouldn’t let it happen again. With the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks attempting to complete a fourth-quarter comeback for the second straight game and close out their Eastern Conference semifinal, Tatum made sure the Boston Celtics instead kept...

Bucks, Warriors try to close out second-round series at home

May. 12, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks want to build off the momentum from a thrilling comeback. The Golden State Warriors seek to put an embarrassing loss behind them as both teams attempt to end their second-round series. Both have 3-2 leads and are at home Friday night for Game 6....

Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead

May. 11, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was having his best shooting night of the playoffs. Milwaukee dominated on the boards. And still the Bucks trailed Boston by 14 points in a game that could send the defending NBA champions to the brink of elimination. That's when Jrue Holiday...

Horford, Tatum help Celtics even series with 116-108 victory

May. 09, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Al Horford has played in more than two dozen postseason series in a 15-year NBA career but rarely has outwardly shown much emotion during all those appearances. That all changed Monday night. The 35-year-old Horford had just capped a 10-0 run by...

Memphis star Morant's Game 4 status in doubt with hurt knee

May. 08, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Physical basketball plays are suddenly coming into question with emotions at an all-time high during these playoffs: So, what becomes too much on the big stage when stars hit the floor hard or get hurt? Golden State guard Gary Payton II went down and is...