Latest Giannis Antetokounmpo News

Bucks, 76ers eye East title with Leonard back in the West

Oct. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier. Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Kawhi Leonard went back to the Western...

Kawhi back in Canada, NBA GMs think he'll go back to finals

Oct. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

Kawhi Leonard was back in Canada, where last season he won a championship. NBA general managers think he's going to win another one this season. They voted the Los Angeles Clippers as the favorites Thursday in the NBA.com GM survey , believing Leonard and Paul George are the missing pieces for a team that's never...

Harden and Westbrook back together to chase title in Houston

Oct. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and Russell Westbrook are thrilled to be reunited in Houston and can't wait to prove they will work just fine together. And Harden knows the rest of the team is excited about the addition of the eight-time All-Star as well. "I enjoy it but I know that everybody else enjoys it,...

MVP Giannis looks to improve as Bucks' leader this season

Oct. 15, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Last season's loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals stung Giannis Antetokounmpo. So much so that the NBA MVP admitted it took several days for him to be able to sleep at night after he and the Milwaukee Bucks blew a 2-0 lead against the eventual NBA champion Raptors....

Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason

Oct. 13, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games. As such, it's tough to glean much from exhibition stats. But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this...

Davis hurt, Nets finish sweep of Lakers in China, 91-77

Oct. 12, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers did not get out of China unscathed. Davis will have tests Sunday to determine the full severity of a right thumb injury, which the Lakers have initially diagnosed as a sprain. He got hurt in the first quarter of the Lakers' 91-77 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday at...

Williamson wows home crowd, Pelicans beat Jazz 128-127

Oct. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

Zion Williamson wowed the home crowd with another impressive preseason performance, scoring 26 points and grabbing five rebounds in New Orleans' 128-127 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Javon Bess was credited with the game-winning layup in the final seconds after Utah's Jarrell Brantley was called for...

Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

Oct. 9, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association. The Wizards beat the Guangzhou Long-Lions 137-98 in a game that included more than a half-dozen protests inside Capital One Arena over the...

Milwaukee tops Chicago 122-112 despite resting Giannis

Oct. 7, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

Robin Lopez and Frank Mason III both scored 14 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over the Chicago Bulls 122-112 in preseason action on Monday night. Milwaukee didn't play most of its major contributors, including last year's league Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton....

NBA referees aim to make traveling take a walk

Oct. 1, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden slides sideways or steps backward, and the screaming starts. Whether seated on the opposing bench or on a stool in a sports bar, somebody is insisting that Harden must have traveled between the time he finished dribbling and launched his shot from a different spot. Traveling...