LOS ANGELES (AP) — The numbers are adding up quickly for Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The reigning NBA MVP had 38 points and 16 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Clippers...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks were in a serious mood Monday night after a loss to Miami in their home opener over the weekend.
Khris Middleton scored 21 points and the Bucks used a...
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Last season's loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals stung Giannis Antetokounmpo.
So much so that the NBA MVP admitted it took several days for him to be able to...
Robin Lopez and Frank Mason III both scored 14 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over the Chicago Bulls 122-112 in preseason action on Monday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have added veteran guard Kyle Korver.
The team announced the signing Thursday. The 38-year-old guard was waived July 7 by Phoenix — which acquired him in...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst took a break from his busy schedule Monday night to collect the 2018-19 NBA Executive of the Year Award.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals.
They won big at the NBA Awards.
A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Jenkins feels confident that Memphis' new front office will give him enough time to turn around the Grizzlies.
Jenkins is the Grizzlies' fourth head coach since...
The Memphis Grizzlies finally filled their coaching vacancy by hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins.
The Grizzlies will introduce Jenkins at news conference on...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Jeff Peterson as their assistant general manager.
Peterson replaces Trajan Langdon, who was hired as the New Orleans Pelicans' GM.
TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals.
Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, another dunk.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — When Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter of a tie game, the Boston Celtics sensed a chance to pull away.
DETROIT (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks know they are often considered a one-man team.
Saturday night, they took some major steps toward changing that perception.
NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won this season's coach of the year award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss Saturday's game against the Brooklyn Nets because of an injured left calf.
A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with six days remaining in the regular season:
The road to the NBA Finals goes through Milwaukee. And the...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Bledsoe stole the show in a marquee matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
With top-billing going to MVP front-runners Giannis...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Bucks are staggering to the finish line of a special regular season.
Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his second straight game with a sprained right...
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.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Eric Bledsoe to a contract extension.
Bledsoe, 29, is averaging 15.9 points, 5.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game for the East-leading...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With Giannis Antetokounmpo watching from the bench because of a minutes restriction and Khris Middleton joining him after cramping up, Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer...
CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out Monday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore right knee.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Despite his team's latest win, Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer thought it was a subpar performance.
Khris Middleton scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half,...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Greek Freak was back in action — and the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks eventually got rolling to pull out a win.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and had 17 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added 19 points and Milwaukee came on late to outlast the pesky Chicago Bulls 112-99 on Monday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — With Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench in street clothes, the Milwaukee Bucks had their lowest scoring output of the season and fell flat.
"We'll probably throw this one in the trash can and move on," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We just didn't have it tonight."
Milwaukee didn't get out of the first round of the playoffs last year. Denver didn't even get into the first round of the playoffs, its postseason hopes thwarted by a loss in the last game of the regular season.
TORONTO (AP) — Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer and his staff are heading to the All-Star Game.
The Bucks' 105-92 win over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night clinched the spot for Budenholzer, who will coach in the All-Star Game for the second time in five years. He also coached in 2015, when he was with the Atlanta Hawks.
DETROIT (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have been unbeatable after a loss.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to help the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 115-105 on Tuesday night, keeping the distinction of being the league's only team without two straight setbacks.
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.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Eric Bledsoe made it easy for the Milwaukee Bucks and superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Bledsoe scored 30 points, Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 13 rebounds and the Bucks won their fourth straight game, beating the Orlando Magic 118-108 on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Held well below his season scoring average, Giannis Antetokounmpo found other ways to help the Milwaukee Bucks win.
Antetokounmpo had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Bucks cruised past the Miami Heat 124-86 on Tuesday night.
Antetokounmpo, who averages nearly 27 points, took just nine shots as the Bucks benefited from having seven players score in double figures.
ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had just one rebound in the first half as the Bucks lost the battle of the boards by 16.
Milwaukee took charge of the game in the second half with Khris Middleton and Antetokounmpo exerting their will in the paint.
"We played a little bit harder, moved the ball and we did a better job of rebounding," Antetokounmpo said. "Running and getting to our spots, knocking down shots. That's it."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled out of the Bucks' game Friday night against the Washington Wizards because of right quadriceps soreness and a left hip contusion.
It will be the third game Antetokounmpo has missed this season. The 6-foot-11 player from Greece is averaging 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists and has emerged as an MVP candidate in his sixth season. The Bucks entered Friday with the best record in the Eastern Conference.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The last thing the Milwaukee Bucks wanted on Friday was a grind-it-out game, with Eastern Conference rival Toronto coming to town the next night to complete a back-to-back set.
No need to worry in Mike Budenholzer's first game against his former team.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists in just 19 minutes, and the Bucks starters got plenty of rest in a 144-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dynamic offense jump-started the Milwaukee Bucks' season. Tighter defense has propelled them to the best record in the NBA.
The Bucks are 15 games over .500, an impressive beginning for Mike Budenholzer's tenure as Milwaukee's head coach.
Now comes the tough part: staying on top.
"At the end of the day, we can't be satisfied," forward Giannis Antetokounmpo said. "We're the No. 1 team in the East, but we got to keep pushing."
True, there are no championships awarded in December.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo held down his usual spot atop the stat sheet, though his most important contribution was keeping his cool.
Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 112-96 on Thursday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Antetokounmpo was assessed a technical foul, but remained in the game after a brief altercation midway through the fourth quarter with Enes Kanter, who was ejected.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — As usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo put up the big numbers. But it was D.J. Wilson and his fellow reserves who caught the eye of first-year Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer.
Antetokounmpo had 25 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Bucks got a big effort from their bench Wednesday night in a hard-fought 123-115 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo played as if he had a point to prove.
The Milwaukee star rebounded from his worst game of the season to match his career high with 44 points and the Bucks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-102 on Friday night despite missing two starters.
Two nights after being held to a season-low 12 points in a loss to Indiana, he was 14 of 19 from the field, made 16 of 21 foul shots, and had 14 rebounds and eight assists.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon, the second and fourth leading scorers for the Milwaukee Bucks, are out against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Middleton has a sprained right finger and Brogdon a sore left hamstring. Neither will play Friday night in the second matchup between the teams this week.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers will both be at full strength Wednesday night when All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Victor Oladipo return to the court.
Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee's star forward, sat out Monday's game with neck soreness. Coach Mike Budenholzer said he expects the Eastern Conference's leading scorer to start. Antetokounmpo averages 26.5 points.
Oladipo, the Pacers' star guard, returns after missing 11 consecutive games with soreness in his right knee.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The formula for success in Milwaukee doesn't always have to revolve around the high-scoring duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.
Eric Bledsoe matched his season high with 27 points and Antetokounmpo added 15 as the Bucks rolled to a 115-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was seething over what he perceived as a lackadaisical effort in the first half Friday night and unloaded on his team at halftime.
Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each added 23 points and the Bucks erased a 22-point deficit and beat the Chicago Bulls 123-104.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In search of his jump shot, CJ McCollum watched every single 3-pointer he took last season looking for what he lost.
Fortunately for the Portland Trail Blazers, he found it.
McCollum scored 40 points and Portland beat Milwaukee 118-103 on Tuesday night to hand the Bucks their second loss in 10 games this season.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is taking his game to another level.
He had his second triple-double this season with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists to help the Milwaukee Bucks rout the Sacramento Kings 144-109 on Sunday.
"A great win for the team," Antetokounmpo said, deflecting any sense of personal satisfaction. "When I drove the ball, they were wide open. I passed it, and they knocked down everything."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — On the first day of preseason camp, the Milwaukee Bucks' practice court featured squares on the floor made of blue tape at five roughly equidistant points just behind the 3-point arc. They marked proper spacing in first-year coach Mike Budenholzer's offensive system.