Latest Giannis Antetokounmpo News

Lopez's 3-pointers have become a key for NBA-best Bucks

Mar. 21, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

In case more proof was needed that the game of basketball has changed wildly in the last few years, check out the starting center for the team with the best record in the NBA — he is often nowhere near the basket. It's by design. Milwaukee's Brook Lopez hardly ever took 3-pointers in high school, or...

Sexton's 25 leads Cavs over bruised, Giannis-less Bucks

Mar. 20, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton has left a sluggish, sometimes painful start to his pro career, behind him. He's taking off, and he might just take the Cavaliers with him. Sexton scored 25 points and became the first NBA rookie to score at least 23 in seven straight games since 1998 as Cleveland delayed...

Giannis out again as banged-up Bucks try to clinch division

Mar. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Bucks are staggering to the finish line of a special regular season. Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his second straight game with a sprained right ankle on Wednesday night, one of several key injuries to hit the Eastern Conference-leading Bucks in recent days. A...

Nets erase 28-point deficit in 2nd-half, top Kings 123-121

Mar. 20, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 on Tuesday night...

Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out

Mar. 20, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Billed as a battle of All-Star captains, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers instead took the court Tuesday night without their respective franchise players. Missing Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is nursing an injured ankle, the Bucks repeatedly thwarted rallies by the Lakers, who...

Antetokounmpo becomes record 11th 50-point scorer of season

Mar. 17, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — This is now the season of the 50-point scorer in the NBA. There have been 11 players to score at least 50 in a game this season, the most of any season in league history. Giannis Antetokounmpo's 52-point effort in Milwaukee's loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the record-breaker, after 10...

Antetokounmpo has 52, but Embiid's 40 lead Sixers over Bucks

Mar. 17, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo won the scoring matchup, but Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers won the game. Antetokounmpo poured in a career-high 52 points, yet Embiid had 40 points and 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers over the Milwaukee Bucks 130-125 on Sunday. Antetokounmpo was 15 of 26 from...

Bucks, down 20 at half, run away to beat Heat 113-98

Mar. 15, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — There was no yelling and screaming in the Milwaukee locker room at halftime. A little bit of film got reviewed, a couple adjustments got discussed, and the Bucks believed a 20-point deficit could be overcome. They were right. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points and finished an assist shy of...

Bucks used big third quarter to pull away and beat Pelicans

Mar. 13, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks proved it's about shooting better, not shooting more. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points and the Bucks used a 45-point third quarter to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-113 on Tuesday night. The Pelicans took 107 shots, but made just 46 while the Bucks made 48 of...

All about LeBron: Where does the Lakers star go from here?

Mar. 11, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

The year was 2005. No one had an iPhone. No one had tweeted. Facebook wasn't part of the mainstream. And it was the last time the NBA playoffs didn't have LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't mathematically eliminated from postseason consideration yet, but it's only a matter of time. For the first time in...