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Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

Apr. 23, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits. Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks...

Bucks beat Pistons 119-103 to take 3-0 series lead

Apr. 21, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks know they are often considered a one-man team. Saturday night, they took some major steps toward changing that perception. On a night where Giannis Antetokounmpo was limited by foul trouble, the Bucks had seven players score in double figures and beat the Detroit Pistons...

Antetokounpo leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0 series lead

Apr. 18, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half. Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee's big third quarter and the Bucks beat...

Bucks roll past Pistons 121-86 in series opener

Apr. 14, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground. The team with the NBA's best record wanted to show it can make a long playoff run, and the Detroit Pistons were helpless to slow them down. "I don't know if they were ready for us,"...

Budenholzer voted by NBA's coaches as best this season

Apr. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won this season's coach of the year award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Budenholzer led the Bucks to a league-best 60-22 record this season, leading Milwaukee to its best season in nearly 40 years. Milwaukee was the only team in...

The season is winding down, and it's time to talk NBA awards

Apr. 8, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

Take a look at the five highest-scoring seasons in NBA history. — Wilt Chamberlain scored 4,029 points in 1961-62. — Chamberlain scored 3,586 in 1962-63. — Michael Jordan scored 3,041 points in 1986-87. — Chamberlain scored 3,033 in 1960-61. — Chamberlain scored 2,948 points in...

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to 60th win, 115-107 over Hawks

Apr. 7, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is in a perfect position to put the Bucks' 60-win season in perspective. Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and Khris Middleton added 21 to send Milwaukee to a methodical 115-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night, giving the Bucks 60 wins for the first time...

Nets bolster playoff hopes with win against Bucks

Apr. 7, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jared Dudley brought a veteran's presence and poise to a tense situation, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a crucial win in their bid for the playoffs. Dudley's offensive rebound set up Joe Harris' go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left in Brooklyn's 133-128 victory over the short-handed Milwaukee...

Nets bolster playoff hopes with win against Bucks

Apr. 6, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jared Dudley brought a veteran's presence and poise to a tense situation, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a crucial win in their bid for the playoffs. Dudley's offensive rebound set up Joe Harris' go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left in Brooklyn's 133-128 victory over the short-handed Milwaukee...

Antetokounmpo to miss Nets game with calf injury

Apr. 6, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss Saturday's game against the Brooklyn Nets because of an injured left calf. The Bucks have clinched the best record in the NBA and the top seeding in the Eastern Conference. Coach Mike Budenholzer says Antetokounmpo experienced soreness...