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Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer shouts in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Same story for Bucks: Super regular season, painful playoff

Sep. 9, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Posting the NBA’s best record once again couldn’t help the Milwaukee Bucks win a conference title, let alone a league championship. The top seed in the playoffs will spend the rest of the postseason wondering why it couldn’t ever regain its pre-hiatus form in the...

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 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...

Members of the Milwaukee Bucks join arms as they kneel during the national anthem before an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Orlando Magic Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Bucks resume NBA playoffs after sparking historic stoppage

Aug. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks came to the arena and prepared for a game, just as they did three days earlier. This time, they played it. The rescheduled Game 5 of the Bucks' series against Orlando began Saturday as the NBA postseason resumed after a historic stoppage that players hope...

Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz, left, fights for a rebound with Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Middleton comes alive in 4th quarter; Bucks take 3-1 lead

Aug. 24, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo offered some advice to teammate Khris Middleton before the fourth quarter of Monday's playoff game against the Orlando Magic: “Shoot until your arms fall off.” Middleton took the advice to heart. Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 15 rebounds and...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks (24) drives against Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo, top right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Grizzlies roll past Bucks 119-106, reach West play-in round

Aug. 13, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With their season on the line, Jonas Valanciunas and Ja Morant teamed up to make history and keep the Memphis Grizzlies’ playoff hopes alive. Valanciunas and Moranth had triple-doubles, Dillon Brooks scored 31 points and the Grizzlies beat the Milwaukee Bucks 119-106 on...

Toronto Raptors' Chris Boucher, left, shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Robin Lopez, right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Raptors beat Bucks 114-106; key players for both teams sit

Aug. 10, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Boucher scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-106 on Monday. Though the meeting featured the top two teams in the Eastern Conference standings, both teams were missing key players....

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes the ball against Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and guard Kendrick Nunn (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Bucks clinch top seed in East with 130-116 win over Heat

Aug. 6, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge early deficit to get a 130-116 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat led by as many as 23 points in a first half...

Brooklyn Nets guard Garrett Temple (17) celebrates three-point basket in the closing seconds to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 119-116 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Analysis: In up-and-down season, Nets got a moment to savor

Aug. 4, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All the Brooklyn Nets were missing Tuesday were their leaders in salary, points, points per game, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and 3-pointers. If that wasn’t enough, the feel-good story of Jamal Crawford’s return to the NBA lasted for about six minutes. And...

Brooklyn Nets guard Garrett Temple (17) celebrates three-point basket in the closing seconds to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 119-116 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Giannis watches in 2nd half as Nets beat Bucks 119-116

Aug. 4, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 on Tuesday to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Luwawu-Cabarrot finished with a career-high 26 points. Garrett...