Latest Giannis Antetokounmpo News

Antetokounmpo's injury casts shadow over Bucks' first-round series with Pacers

Apr. 20, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are dealing with injuries to key players during the playoffs — again. And Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers are standing in their way. Milwaukee lost four of five regular-season games against Indiana, though they haven’t met in the...

Previewing the 1st round of the NBA playoffs, which start on Saturday

Apr. 20, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Preview capsules for the first round of the NBA playoffs, which start Saturday. ___ EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 BOSTON CELTICS (64-18) vs. No. 8 MIAMI HEAT (46-36) Season series: Celtics, 3-0. Story line: Here they go again,...

Lillard practices fully and Antetokounmpo remains out of live drills as Bucks prepare for playoffs

Apr. 19, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Damian Lillard practiced fully but Giannis Antetokounmpo remained out of live drills Friday as the Milwaukee Bucks continued getting ready for Sunday’s playoff opener against the Indiana Pacers. Lillard is dealing with a sore adductor that limited him the last...

Bucks' Damian Lillard makes progress with his adductor issue before the start of the playoffs

Apr. 17, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Damian Lillard took a small step forward Wednesday in his bid to be ready for the start of the Milwaukee Bucks' Eastern Conference first-round playoff series with the Indiana Pacers. Bucks coach Doc Rivers said Lillard got back on the practice floor and did some...

Injuries are limiting Antetokounmpo and Lillard as Bucks start playoff preparations

Apr. 16, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are gearing up for the postseason uncertain about the health of both of their top two players. Bucks coach Doc Rivers said neither two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo nor seven-time all-NBA guard Damian Lillard practiced on Tuesday. Rivers said...

Magic beat Bucks 113-88 to finish fifth in East, will play Cavaliers in first round of playoffs

Apr. 14, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paolo Banchero scored 26 points, Franz Wagner added 25 and Jonathan Isaac headed a shutdown defensive effort in his second start of the season for the Orlando Magic, who secured the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference on Sunday with a 113-88 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. ...

Myles Turner scores 31, Pacers avoid play-in tournament with 157-115 rout of Hawks

Apr. 14, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Myles Turner had 31 points and Pascal Siakam scored 28 as the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 157-115 on Sunday and avoided falling into the play-in tournament. Indiana, in the playoffs for the first time since 2020, secured the No. 6 seed in the Eastern...

Bucks won't have either Lillard or Antetokounmpo for Friday's game at Oklahoma City

Apr. 12, 2024 19:06 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks won’t have Giannis Antetokounmpo or Damian Lillard available for their Friday night game with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bucks released an injury report Friday afternoon that ruled Lillard out with a sore left adductor. The Bucks...

Antetokounmpo has strained calf, sits out against Magic, will also miss final 2 regular-season games

Apr. 11, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the rest of the regular season after an MRI confirmed the two-time MVP has a strained left calf, while his availability for the start of the playoffs remains uncertain. Antetokounmpo left the Bucks' 104-91...

Portis scores 30 points, Bucks beat Magic 117-99 without injured Antetokounmpo

Apr. 10, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bobby Portis had 30 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five steals to help the Milwaukee Bucks withstand Giannis Antetokounmpo's absence and beat the Orlando Magic 117-99 on Wednesday night. The Bucks played a night after Antetokounmpo left a 104-91 victory...