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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...

Pistons Griffin misses Game 2 against Bucks due to sore knee

Apr. 17, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say Blake Griffin will be out of the lineup for the second game of the team's first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Griffin sat out Game 1 of the series with left knee soreness. The Pistons lost the opener by 35 points. He took part in light drills at...

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

Apr. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome. Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive games...

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,"...

Pistons' Griffin out for Game 1 against Bucks

Apr. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin will not play in Game 1 of the team's first-round playoff series against Milwaukee because of a left knee injury, coach Dwane Casey said. "It's one of those things that's day-to-day and still available but just too sore to go (in Game 1)," Casey said...

Griffin, George among stars with injuries as playoffs start

Apr. 13, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Blake Griffin's tone was serious, befitting a man who has had one of the best seasons of his career — but now faces the same old questions about his health. Griffin's status for Detroit's first-round series against Milwaukee isn't clear at the moment, but after he sat out...

Top-seeded Bucks start postseason journey against Detroit

Apr. 13, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

The Milwaukee Bucks had the best record in the NBA this season, so it would be no great surprise to see them playing for the title in June. Of course, for this franchise, advancing at all would be a significant step. The Bucks are an unusual top seed — one that hasn't made it past the first round of the...

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...

Milwaukee River dyed green to celebrate Bucks' playoff run

Apr. 12, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The river in downtown Milwaukee has been turned green — on purpose. It's not algae but a dye that has given the Milwaukee River an eye-popping bright green hue to celebrate the Milwaukee Bucks and the team's color as they head into the NBA playoffs seeded No. 1 in the Eastern...

NBA first-round playoff series capsules

Apr. 12, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

Capsules for the first-round NBA playoff series in the Eastern and Western Conferences: ___ EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22) vs. No. 8 DETROIT PISTONS (41-41) Season series: Bucks, 4-0 Story line: After rolling to the NBA's best record, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks open against a team they...