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Giannis returns, Bucks cool off surging Hawks 120-109

Apr. 15, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109 Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had missed six games with an ailing left knee...

Giannis returns to Bucks after missing 6 games with knee

Apr. 15, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the Milwaukee Bucks' lineup Thursday night after missing six games with an ailing left knee. Antetokounmpo rejoined the Bucks as they visited Atlanta to take on the surging Hawks, who have won 16 of 21 games...

Analysis: Injuries wreaking more havoc than virus protocols

Apr. 13, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

As teams gear up for the stretch run of the NBA regular season, it’s injuries to key players — not just their unavailability due to COVID-19 — that is having the biggest effect on the playoff race in both conferences. Still, preparing to play outside of the...

DeRozan ends Spurs' skid with late shot to beat Mavs 119-117

Apr. 11, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — DeMar DeRozan hit the tiebreaking jumper with 0.5 seconds left, giving him 27 of his 33 points in the second half and lifting the San Antonio Spurs to a 119-117 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Dejounte Murray scored 25 points as the...

Middleton, Portis lead Bucks past slumping Magic 124-87

Apr. 11, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 21 points, Bobby Portis added 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and 10 rebounds off the bench and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic 124-87 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak. Milwaukee was again...

Bridges leads Hornets to 127-119 win over short-handed Bucks

Apr. 10, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 26 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 127-119 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, who were playing Friday night without all five of their usual starters. The Hornets (27-24) are three games above .500 for the first time since...

Bucks missing all 5 starters against Hornets

Apr. 09, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks were without all five of their usual starters Friday night as they hosted the Charlotte Hornets a night after losing at Dallas. Reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out his fourth straight game with a sore left knee. He...

Doncic, Porzingis lead bounce-back Mavs over Bucks 116-101

Apr. 09, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis got two quick shots on purpose and another by accident in the fourth quarter while putting Dallas in front of Milwaukee for good a night after appearing unhappy over not getting any looks late in a loss to lowly Houston. Those eight...

Curry, Warriors use furious finish to hold off Bucks 122-121

Apr. 07, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry’s tender tailbone much-improved, the two-time MVP led one of those furious finishes that defined Golden State during recent years and all those NBA Finals runs. Kelly Oubre Jr. converted a pair of free throws with 7.7 seconds left to...

Bucks' Holiday says signing extension was easy decision

Apr. 05, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday says it was an easy decision to sign a contract extension in his first season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Holiday pretty much knew he wanted to stay in Milwaukee for years to come once he spoke to team officials shortly after they paid a...