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Udonis Haslem signs for 19th season with Miami Heat

Aug. 15, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem is officially back with the Miami Heat. Haslem signed another contract — the 10th of his career — with the Heat on Sunday, assuring that he will return for a 19th season with Miami. It is a one-year deal worth about $2.8 million. ...

Antetokounmpo caps extraordinary postseason as Finals MVP

Jul. 21, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three weeks ago, a knee injury left Giannis Antetokounmpo looking 50/50 to return for the rest of the Bucks' playoff run. Look at him now. The Greek Freak delivered perhaps the best performance of his career at the best possible...

Bucks' 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

Jul. 21, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had the Larry O'Brien Trophy in one arm, the NBA Finals MVP trophy in the other and there was a cigar on the table in front of him. All the work it took to lift the Milwaukee Bucks from a team that won 15 games when he was a rookie...

Balance, grit put Bucks on verge of 1st title in 50 years

Jul. 18, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo believes it’s the tenacity of the Bucks that has Milwaukee a game away from its first championship in a half century. That persistence has enabled the Bucks to rally from a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals. The Bucks lead the...

Back in Phoenix, back to even: Suns, Bucks ready for Game 5

Jul. 16, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns had designs on coming home with a chance to win their first championship. Khris Middleton's shots and Giannis Antetokounmpo's swat ended those thoughts. Now an NBA Finals that seemed very much in the Suns' control...

Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

Jul. 15, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is an All-Star with unwavering confidence in his shot, always believing that no matter how poorly he starts that he can turn things around. “Khris has no fear and he never has,” Milwaukee guard Jrue Holiday said. ...

Colangelo seeks Suns win, reinforcements for US Olympic team

Jul. 14, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jerry Colangelo is headed to Game 5 in Phoenix, hoping to see his old team win its first NBA title. Getting the series over would sure help his current team, too. Colangelo was the Suns' first general manager when the organization...

Candace Parker to be first woman on cover of NBA 2K game

Jul. 14, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candace Parker grew up playing video games, and now she'll be the first female basketball player on the cover of one. The Chicago Sky star will appear on the NBA 2K22 cover for the WNBA 25th Anniversary special edition when it's released Sept. 10. ...

Bucks blowout: Giannis has 41, Suns' NBA Finals lead now 2-1

Jul. 12, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Giannis Antetokounmpo crashed to the court just two weeks ago with what appeared to be a serious knee injury, there was no guarantee he'd be back this season. Maybe, he feared, he might even miss a year. Antetokounmpo refused...

Unified Milwaukee hosts NBA Finals 50 years after title run

Jul. 09, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Much has changed in Milwaukee since the Bucks won their last NBA title a half-century ago. Nothing reflects the differences more than the melting pot of fans swarming together outside Fiserv Forum playoff games. Fans will flock there again Sunday in...