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Giannis: Bucks 'successful' despite falling short of goal

May. 27, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo said on Monday that he hadn't slept in the two days since the Milwaukee Bucks' season came to an end. But the NBA MVP finalist said his team still had a successful season despite falling short of its goal of winning the second NBA championship in franchise history....

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

May. 26, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo . "The building exploded after that dunk," Leonard said. It sure did. Now imagine how it will sound when the...

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...

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...

Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

May. 9, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found another gear after their first loss of the playoffs. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics just couldn't keep up. Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to...

Antetokounmpo has 32, Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 in Game 3

May. 4, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo kept attacking and the Boston Celtics kept fouling. The fouls may have slowed the second half of Game 3, but nothing could stop Antetokounmpo from putting together a signature performance in TD Garden. Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished...

Celtics, Blazers aim to protect home court after road wins

May. 2, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

The Celtics and Trail Blazers have stolen home-court advantage in their respective second-round playoff series. Now they're focused on keeping it as their series shift to Boston and Portland. Boston, the East's fourth seed, came out strong and took Game 1 against top-seeded Milwaukee before getting blown out in...

Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Celtics 123-102 in Game 2

May. 1, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo attacked the rim, Khris Middleton connected from long range and Eric Bledsoe turned in an effective performance. The Milwaukee Bucks looked more like themselves in Game 2. Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Middleton made seven of Milwaukee's franchise...