Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (60-22, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Down for most of the game, clearly rusty at times after nearly a full week off, the Milwaukee Bucks looked very much like a team in trouble.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo has carried the Milwaukee Bucks to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2001.
The Bucks have reason to believe they can go even...
Antetokounmpo, Bucks pound Pistons 121-86 in opener
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout...
NBA first-round playoff series capsules
Capsules for the first-round NBA playoff series in the Eastern and Western Conferences:
Atlanta Hawks (29-51, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (59-21, first in the Eastern Conference)
Brooklyn Nets (39-40, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (59-20, first in the Eastern Conference)
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 11 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Eric Bledsoe added 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-121 on Monday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo forgot for a moment that Milwaukee had reduced its magic number to one for clinching the NBA's best record.
Brooklyn hosts Eastern Conference-leader Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks (57-20, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (39-38, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young wanted the ball with the game on the line for the Atlanta Hawks.
Forget about that shooting trouble. The rookie star made the most of another...
Atlanta takes on Eastern Conference-leader Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks (57-19, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (27-49, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Los Angeles plays Milwaukee on 6-game win streak
Los Angeles Clippers (45-30, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (56-19, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee plays Houston, seeks 4th straight home win
Houston Rockets (47-27, third in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (55-19, first in the Eastern Conference)
Lopez’s 3-pointers have become a key for NBA-best Bucks
In case more proof was needed that the game of basketball has changed wildly in the last few years, check out the starting center for the team with the best record in the NBA — he is often nowhere...
Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Billed as a battle of All-Star captains, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers instead took the court Tuesday night without their respective franchise players.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks proved it's about shooting better, not shooting more.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points and the Bucks used a 45-point third quarter to beat the...
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Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Hornets for 50th win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered for Milwaukee once again, and Brook Lopez got going inside.
Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks shook off any All-Star break hangover in a hurry.
Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris...
Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, 122-107 over Mavs
DALLAS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo got the best of fellow Euro star Luka Doncic again, and Milwaukee's All-Star captain has help on the way.
Doncic, the 19-year-old Dallas rookie sensation, is all that's left from the starting lineup the Mavericks put together in the offseason.
Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 17 rebounds and the Bucks rolled to their sixth straight victory, beating the retooling Mavericks 122-107 on Friday night.
Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Wizards, 131-115
WASHINGTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks are all smiles — until game time.
"As a team, I feel like we think about the game less," Antetokounmpo said. "We just smile. We just have fun. And we know when the game starts at 7:30 or 7 o'clock, we're going to do whatever it takes to win. We don't try to overthink things."
Bucks top Pistons 115-105, improve to 13-0 after a loss
DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 115-105 Tuesday night, keeping the distinction of being the league's only team without two straight losses.
The NBA-leading Bucks improved to 13-0 after losing a game.
Milwaukee's Brook Lopez scored 12 of his 14 points in the first quarter when Antetokounmpo was limited to three points because he sat about half the quarter with two fouls.
Antetokounmpo has 31 points as Bucks beat Mavericks 116-106
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks' offense as usual Monday, with a little help from Brook Lopez's blossoming long-range shooting.
On the other end of the floor, Lopez helped Milwaukee clamp down in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee.
Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds, Lopez had five blocks and 10 rebounds, and the Bucks beat the Dallas Mavericks 116-106.
Lopez has 25, Giannis monster dunk as Bucks beat Pistons
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks started the new year much like the finished the last one.
Antetokounmpo threw down a spectacular one-handed dunk, Brook Lopez continued to show off his long-range shooting prowess and the Bucks cruised past the Detroit Pistons 121-98 on Tuesday night. Milwaukee has won four straight and eight of nine and is an NBA-best 26-10.
Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Knicks in Christmas debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was so eager to make a rim-rocking Christmas debut that he overshot the basket on his first attempt, a dunk from one side that ended with the ball all the way in the opposite corner.
"I was so excited that I went a little bit too high and I thought the rim was a foot taller," Antetokounmpo said.
He and the Milwaukee Bucks eventually settled down and showed they belonged on the holiday stage.
Brogdon’s 3-pointers lift Bucks past Raptors 104-99
TORONTO (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Milwaukee Bucks held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night.
Brogdon scored 18 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and matched a season high with 19 rebounds, and Brook Lopez had 19 points for the Bucks, the first team to beat Toronto twice this season.
Antetokounmpo has 19 points, Bucks beat Raptors 104-99
TORONTO (AP) — After playing a starring role down the stretch, Malcolm Brogdon called this Milwaukee's best performance of the season.
Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Bucks held on to beat Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night.
Antetokounmpo scores 36 points, Bucks hold off Bulls 116-113
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo kept doing his thing for the Milwaukee Bucks.
But he still needed a helping hand from teammate Khris Middleton, who sank a clutch 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to send the Bucks to a 116-113 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Antetokounmpo had a season-high 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in an entertaining duel with former teammate Jabari Parker, who paced the Bulls with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Center of attention: Bucks’ Brook Lopez lights out from 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new nickname for Brook Lopez started floating around Twitter after the Milwaukee Bucks 7-footer had a career night from the 3-point line.
"Splash Mountain ." How appropriate for a self-described Disney aficionado who is quickly developing a reputation as one of the best-shooting big men in the NBA.
Lopez makes eight 3-pointers, Bucks beat Nuggets 121-114
DENVER (AP) — Brook Lopez always drew attention in the paint. Now, the Milwaukee Bucks' 7-footer is starting to draw a defensive crowd the moment he crosses the half-court line because of his 3-point shooting.
Lopez had a career-high eight 3-pointers and 28 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks snap an eight-game skid in Denver, beating the Nuggets 121-114 on Sunday night.
McCollum scores 40 as Trail Blazers beat Bucks 118-103
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 40 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat Milwaukee 118-103 on Tuesday night, handing the Bucks their second loss in 10 games this season.
McCollum, who entered shooting well below his career averages, went 17 for 26 from the field and added six assists. Evan Turner had 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Blazers (8-3).
Giannis, Middleton hit late 3s, Bucks hold off Knicks
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is finding plenty of freedom and fun in the Milwaukee Bucks' wide-open offense.
Middleton sank 7 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 30 points — including two critical 3s down the stretch — as the Bucks held off the New York Knicks 124-113 on Monday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and 13 assists for the Bucks, who are 3-0 for the first time since 2005-06.
Big man Brook Lopez could give Bucks boost on perimeter
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks' key free agent acquisition is a big man who could have an impact from the perimeter.
Brook Lopez started at center in the Bucks' preseason opener against the Chicago Bulls, the first basketball game at Milwaukee's new Fiserv Forum.
Lopez scored six points on 3-of-8 of shooting, missing all three 3-point attempts, in 15 minutes as the Bucks rolled to a 116-82 victory on Wednesday night at their new home arena.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NBA Free Agency (all times EDT):
Zaza Pachulia is signing a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.
A person familiar with the terms confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Sunday. The person confirmed it on terms of anonymity because the Pistons had not announced the signing.
LOS ANGELES -- Eric Bledsoe scored 11 of his 39 points in overtime, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge comeback by the Los Angeles Lakers to win 124-122 on Friday night.
Khris Middleton added 28 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 for the Bucks, who won their third straight game and second in two nights. They beat the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.
Bledsoe scored nine straight points to start the overtime period and give the Bucks a 121-112 lead with 2:35 remaining.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Kyle Kuzma wasn't shy about what he expects from the Los Angeles Lakers over their final eight games.
"Win 'em all," Kuzma said.
With Brandon Ingram back in the mix and a surging Julius Randle, it's not an unreasonable goal.
Brook Lopez scored 22 points, Randle added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-93 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Los Angeles Lakers surged to a big late lead, the Orlando Magic erased it all and even went in front with 5 seconds left. Brook Lopez put the Lakers back ahead in the final second, setting the stage for a momentous finish.
Thanks to a mistake with the Staples Center clock, the Magic didn't even get the chance.
Horford, Celtics top Trail Blazers 97-96
BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford made a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Boston Celtics topped the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 on Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get home before the Super Bowl.
The crowd at TD Garden was dotted with jerseys for Patriots stars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. A Philadelphia Eagles fan shown on the Jumbotron repeatedly got booed.
Horford finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds in Boston's fourth straight win.
Lopez scores 20, Lakers top Thunder 108-104
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder appeared to be on their way to their lofty preseason expectations during an eight-game win streak.
Then they hit another rough patch.
Oklahoma City dropped its fourth straight game Sunday when Brook Lopez scored 20 points and Julius Randle added 19, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 108-104 victory.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook said the team won't panic.