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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tries to get control of a loose ball between Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony, bak left, center Nikola Vucevic (9) and forward Aaron Gordon, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Antetokounmpo, Bucks pull away late to beat Magic 121-99

Jan. 11, 2021 10:27 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a one-game absence because of a minor back injury and scored 22 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-99 on Monday night. Antetokounmpo, the reigning two-time NBA MVP, started slowly and battled through second-half foul trouble...

Giannis scores 43 as Bucks beat Pistons 125-115

Jan. 5, 2021 12:02 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Detroit Pistons 125-115 on Monday night to move above the .500 mark for the first time this season. The reigning two-time MVP scored 30 points by halftime, shot 17 of 24 from the floor overall and finished with...

Middleton scores 31 as Bucks trounce Warriors 138-99

Dec. 25, 2020 6:03 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 31 points and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Golden State Warriors 138-99 on Friday to win their first Christmas Day home game in over half a century. Middleton went 10 of 15 overall and 6 for 8 from 3-point range, leading a strong performance from deep for his team....

Phoenix Suns Chris Paul, right, drives as Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang, left,  defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Suns, several NBA teams make bold offseason moves to improve

Dec. 17, 2020 5:46 PM EST

The Phoenix Suns haven't been to the NBA playoffs in more than a decade, back when players like Amar'e Stoudemire, Steve Nash and Grant Hill were running up and down the court in Arizona. in an effort to break out of its constant state of mediocrity, the franchise made some of the boldest around the league moves...

FILE - Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, bottom left, Jae Crowder, top left, and Jimmy Butler (22) defend as Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game inin Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, file photo. Bucks Khris Middleton, right rear, looks on. Having the NBA’s best regular-season record and the league’s MVP each of the last two years hasn’t paid off for the Bucks in the playoffs. They’re hoping an offseason overhaul of their roster will help them earn the title that has eluded this franchise since 1971 and make sure two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo stays in Milwaukee for years to come.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Giannis Antetokounmpo agrees to extension with Bucks

Dec. 15, 2020 8:02 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks that takes the two-time reigning MVP off next summer's free-agent market. “I’m blessed to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years,” Antetokounmpo posted Tuesday on his...

FILE - Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton (22) is defended by Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, left, and Miami Heat's Kendrick Nunn, right, in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, file photo. The Bucks paid a hefty price to acquire guard Jrue Holiday to join a nucleus that includes Giannis Antetokounmpo and All-Star forward Khris Middleton as they try to erase the postseason disappointment of the last two years. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Bucks overhaul roster in attempt to improve playoff fortunes

Dec. 15, 2020 5:43 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Now that they have a long-term commitment from the reigning two-time MVP, the Milwaukee Bucks can focus on chasing the NBA title that has eluded them for the last half-century. Milwaukee will go the entire regular season without earning a victory as big as the one it got Tuesday when...

FILE - In this  Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after a dunk against Orlando during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the “amazing” moves the Bucks have made to improve their team, but the two-time reigning MVP didn’t indicate whether he would sign their supermax contract extension offer. Right now I’m not focusing on that,” Antetokounmpo said Wednesday,  Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Antetokounmpo won't say whether he will sign supermax offer

Dec. 9, 2020 9:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the “amazing” moves the Milwaukee Bucks have made to improve the team, but the two-time reigning MVP stopped short Wednesday of saying he would sign a supermax contract extension offer. “Right now I’m not focusing on that,”...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. VanVleet agreed Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract remains unsigned. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

AP source: VanVleet staying with Raptors; Hayward to Hornets

Nov. 21, 2020 10:00 PM EST

Fred VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off. Gordon Hayward, meanwhile, is heading to a new home. VanVleet agreed Saturday to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...