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Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, left, uses his fist to bump the hand of Jrue Holiday (21) during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Bucks set NBA record for 3's, roll past Heat 144-97

Dec. 29, 2020 10:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — On Sunday, the Milwaukee Bucks endured their worst 3-point effort in just over a year. On Tuesday, they set the NBA record for 3's in a game. Go figure. The Bucks made a record 29 3-pointers in their 144-97 romp past the reigning Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat on Tuesday night. They...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, center, talks to the team during a timeout in the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference final against the Boston Celtics in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. For NBA coaches, masks are required this season. Jackets are not. Rules for coaching attire will be relaxed by the league this year, though not as much as was the case during play at the bubble at Walt Disney World this past summer. Suit jackets or sport coats will not be required — but coaches won’t be able to wear the short-sleeved shirts that most donned for games in the bubble, either. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

East champion Heat are thinking even bigger this season

Dec. 15, 2020 3:27 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — They don’t have banner-raising ceremonies in Miami for anything other than NBA championships and jersey retirements. Eastern Conference title banners go to the rafters quietly, without fanfare. That’s fine with Jimmy Butler. Miami’s run to the NBA Finals last season as the...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, Nigeria's Ike Diogu, right, drives to the basket ahead of Spain's Pau Gasol during a basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  In the 2005 NBA Draft Ike Diogu was the only Nigerian-American, but now fifteen years later, Nigerians are setting records in last week's Draft with two players from Nigeria as first-rounders, and another six who have at least one Nigerian parent were also picked. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Former NBA lottery pick saw wave of Nigerian players coming

Nov. 27, 2020 11:08 AM EST

Fifteen years after Ike Diogu was a first-round NBA draft pick, Nigerians are setting records. Diogu was the lone Nigerian-American among a group of international players selected back in 2005. This year, a whole starting five and then some could be built from all the picks with Nigerian ties. “I saw the...