Latest Mike Budenholzer News

AP source: Lakers choose Darvin Ham as next head coach

May. 27, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says Darvin Ham has accepted an offer to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke with The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been publicly announced. ...

Tiring Giannis, Bucks fall short in NBA title repeat bid

May. 15, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo powered his way to the rim, trying to keep the Milwaukee Bucks’ title defense alive. Again and again, the ball just wouldn’t drop. Layups, putbacks — shots that are usually automatic for the two-time MVP and reigning NBA champion — bounced fruitlessly...

Tatum's huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7

May. 13, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jayson Tatum wouldn’t let it happen again. With the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks attempting to complete a fourth-quarter comeback for the second straight game and close out their Eastern Conference semifinal, Tatum made sure the Boston Celtics instead kept...

Celtics' Robert Williams remains out for Game 6 vs. Bucks

May. 13, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Boston forward/center Robert Williams missed his third straight game with an injured left knee as the Celtics tried to keep their season alive Friday night in Game 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Williams had been listed as questionable on the Celtics’ injury...

Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead

May. 11, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was having his best shooting night of the playoffs. Milwaukee dominated on the boards. And still the Bucks trailed Boston by 14 points in a game that could send the defending NBA champions to the brink of elimination. That's when Jrue Holiday...

Memphis star Morant's Game 4 status in doubt with hurt knee

May. 08, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Physical basketball plays are suddenly coming into question with emotions at an all-time high during these playoffs: So, what becomes too much on the big stage when stars hit the floor hard or get hurt? Golden State guard Gary Payton II went down and is...

Long breaks between games gives playoff teams time to heal

May. 06, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The quirks of scheduling for the NBA playoffs created three-day breaks between games in the Boston-Milwaukee and Memphis-Golden State series. In this case, the teams don’t mind the delays too much. They have used the time off to get healthier and deal with...

Bucks forward Khris Middleton out at least 2 more games

May. 05, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton will miss at least two more games in the Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Boston Celtics as he recovers from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Middleton hasn't played since injuring his knee...

Supporting cast key in semis matchup between Morant, Curry

May. 03, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Klay Thompson savored the moment by spending a few minutes on the court after a roller coaster of emotions during the final minute. He hit the game-winning 3-pointer — only to miss two free throws before getting back on defense to force Ja Morant to miss a...

Giannis triple-double helps Bucks beat Celtics 101-89

May. 01, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had already picked up his dribble and spent half of a Eurostep when he realized he had nowhere to go with the ball. Instead of attempting an off-balance shot or passing to a well-guarded teammate, the two-time NBA MVP flicked the ball high off...