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Draft, free agency ... and lots of questions await the NBA

Jun. 14, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings and watch...

Grizzlies hire Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as head coach

Jun. 11, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

The Memphis Grizzlies finally filled their coaching vacancy by hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins. The Grizzlies will introduce Jenkins at news conference on Wednesday. "Taylor has an excellent coaching pedigree, and we are confident he will lay the groundwork of developing the young players on our...

Bucks sign GM Horst to multiyear contract extension

Jun. 7, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed general manager Jon Horst to a multiyear extension, rewarding a key figure behind one of the best seasons in franchise history. The deal was announced Friday. Horst is one of the front-runners for NBA executive of the year, along with Denver's Tim Connelly,...

Milwaukee mulls $400K offer to Bucks player to settle suit

May. 31, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police officers have testified under oath in a lawsuit from Bucks player Sterling Brown that they violated his civil rights when they used a stun gun to arrest him over a parking violation last year, Brown's attorney said Friday. The comments from attorney Mark Thomsen came in...

Giannis: Bucks 'successful' despite falling short of goal

May. 27, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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....

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

May. 26, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo . "The building exploded after that dunk," Leonard said. It sure did. Now imagine how it will sound when the...

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

May. 25, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — 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,...

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

May. 24, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

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 wins. Don't bet against him. Leonard is...

Bucks on brink of elimination after tweaking starting lineup

May. 24, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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

May. 24, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has. One more victory and he'll play for another ring. And dominant performances like he put up Thursday night are a big reason why. Leonard scored 35 points and the Raptors beat...