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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...

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced...

Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

May. 22, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday. Gobert finished with...

Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs Raptors

May. 22, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals. Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in what happens in Game 5 on Thursday. The Bucks reserves played so well in the first two games of the series that the...

Lowry has 25, Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even East finals

May. 22, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. Lowry scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference...

Leonard, Raptors hope to shake off fatigue for Game 4

May. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — For Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, Monday was all about rest and recovery. Coming off a season in which he sat out 22 regular-season games and never played on back-to-back nights as part of a plan to manage his workload, Leonard played a playoff career-high 52 minutes in Toronto's...

Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

May. 20, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year. The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local...

Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

May. 19, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam felt guilty about a pair of missed free throws and the extra minutes they added to his teammates' night. Fortunately for Siakam and the rest of the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard didn't seem to feel any fatigue. Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and...

Bucks lead East finals 2-0, and now series shifts to Toronto

May. 18, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry have more than held their own against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton so far in these Eastern Conference finals. Other than some pretty boxscores, the Toronto Raptors have nothing to show for those efforts. The supporting cast hasn't supported much for Toronto, and with what...