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Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 24 points, Bucks beat Hornets 111-99 to sweep season series

Feb. 29, 2024 22:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks swept the four-game season series with Charlotte, beating the Hornets 111-99 on Thursday night to finish a home-and-home set. Malik Beasley added 19 points — hitting five 3-pointers...

Bucks roll to 123-85 blowout of Hornets for their third consecutive victory

Feb. 27, 2024 23:19 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks apparently just needed the All-Star break to discover how to play winning basketball under new coach Doc Rivers. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, Damian Lillard had 23 and Bobby Portis added 21 as the Bucks pounded the Charlotte Hornets...

Bucks beat 76ers 119-98 in Doc Rivers' return to Philadelphia

Feb. 25, 2024 16:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the 76ers 119-98 on Sunday in Doc Rivers’ return to Philadelphia. Rivers was fired by Philadelphia after last season. He coached the 76ers from 2020-23, never getting...

Bucks overtake Timberwolves 112-107 behind 33 points from Antetokounmpo

Feb. 24, 2024 01:54 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks surge out of the All-Star break with a 112-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Minnesota dropped into a tie with Oklahoma City for the Western Conference lead...

Rivers hasn't been what the doctor ordered yet and struggling Bucks have work to do down the stretch

Feb. 22, 2024 08:13 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Doc Rivers’ arrival was supposed to ensure the Milwaukee Bucks would develop into one of the NBA’s most dangerous teams by the postseason. But they sure haven't looked like contenders so far. The Bucks will return from the All-Star break on...

Analysis: Amid a wide-open playoff race, a wide-open NBA MVP race might be brewing as well

Feb. 21, 2024 06:06 AM EST

The new rule that rendered Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid ineligible for a second consecutive NBA MVP award because he’s missing too many games has the potential to create something the league hasn’t seen in almost two decades. That would be a wide-open MVP race. ...

Damian Lillard sweeps All-Star weekend by adding MVP Award to 3-point title

Feb. 19, 2024 00:35 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard came to Indianapolis with one purpose — to win. On Sunday, the first-time All-Star starter headed home with a rare All-Star weekend sweep. Lillard earned MVP honors by scoring 39 points, making 11 3-pointers...

Points records fall at the All-Star Game, with the East beating the West 211-186

Feb. 18, 2024 23:40 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA wanted more competition. It got more points instead — more than ever before. And once again, the All-Star Game was all offense. All-Star MVP Damian Lillard of the Milwaukee Bucks scored 39 points and the Eastern Conference beat the...

The NBA is hoping for a little more competitiveness in this year's All-Star Game

Feb. 17, 2024 15:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last season's All-Star Game played out in a way that the NBA hopes to never experience again. Nobody was interested in defense and almost nobody was watching the game, at least according to the abysmal television ratings. So, the league sent a message: Make the...

Ziaire Williams, GG Jackson score 27 points apiece as Grizzlies hang on for 113-110 win over Bucks

Feb. 16, 2024 01:18 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ziaire Williams and GG Jackson scored 27 points apiece, and the Memphis Grizzlies held on for a 113-110 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night in the last game for both teams before the All-Star break. Vince Williams added 18 points, 12 rebounds...