PHOENIX (AP) — The Sacramento Kings just finished a dismal year, which has been a common theme for the franchise over the last 16 seasons.
Interim coach Alvin Gentry said one look at their final opponent, the NBA-best Phoenix Suns, should provide hope that good times can come soon.
Golden State Warriors (49-29, third in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (29-49, 12th in the Western Conference)
Sacramento, California; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kings -6.5
HOUSTON (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Houston Rockets 122-117 on Friday night.
The Rockets and Kings were playing each other for the second time in three days following Sacramento’s 121-118 win on Wednesday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Donte DiVincenzo and Harrison Barnes hit 3-pointers in the final minute of overtime and the Sacramento Kings outlasted the Orlando Magic 114-110 on Saturday night.
Both of the big shots came on passes from rookie Davion Mitchell, who finished his 12th NBA start with 22 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in 45 minutes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox had 34 points, six assists and six rebounds as the Sacramento Kings beat the stumbling Chicago Bulls 112-103 on Monday night.
Domantas Sabonis added 22 points and seven rebounds after missing two games, and Sacramento ended a four-game skid with its third victory in 10 tries.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says this might be the deepest team he’s had heading into the stretch run of a regular season.
But that won’t stop the defending champions from seeking more help to fill the open roster spots created when they traded three players to land veteran center Serge Ibaka last week.
PHOENIX (AP) — The defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks added center Serge Ibaka as part of a four-team trade Thursday that also included the Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 34 points and Jrue Holiday added 26 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 133-127 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night, making up for the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — One night after overcoming a defensive struggle to beat the Chicago Bulls, the Milwaukee Bucks unleashed their offense on the Sacramento Kings.
The end result was the same, with the Bucks claiming a 133-127 victory Saturday night behind the play of veterans Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo had a Christmas return on his mind as he made his comeback from an ankle injury that kept him from joining his teammates for much of their championship ride last season.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo could be returning to action for the Milwaukee Bucks just in time for Christmas, as he isn't listed on the Bucks’ injury report for Saturday's game.
That doesn’t guarantee the two-time MVP will be be back on the court for the holiday matchup against the Boston Celtics after spending time in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cedi Osman scored 23 points, Darius Garland had 22 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to six games, beating the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 119-90 on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is the latest NBA star to be sidelined by COVID-19.
The league's injury report on Tuesday night listed the two-time MVP as out for the Milwaukee Bucks’ game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday because he’s in the health and safety protocols.
Milwaukee Bucks (6-6, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (5-6, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Celtics play the Milwaukee Bucks.
Milwaukee Bucks (5-6, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (7-4, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Knicks -2.5; over/under is 215.5
Milwaukee Bucks (4-5, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (6-3, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Bucks take on Washington.
New York Knicks (5-3, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (4-4, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee takes on New York looking to stop its three-game home skid.
Milwaukee Bucks (3-4, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (1-5, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee aims to end its three-game skid with a victory over Detroit.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points and the Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 107-95 on Sunday to hand the defending NBA champions their third straight loss.
Utah Jazz (4-1, second in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (3-3, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
San Antonio Spurs (1-4, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (3-2, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee hosts the San Antonio Spurs after Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 points in the Bucks' 113-108 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-1, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (3-1, third in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Bucks host the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Milwaukee Bucks (2-1, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (1-2, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Indiana and Milwaukee will play on Monday.
Milwaukee Bucks (1-1, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (1-1, ninth in the Western Conference)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday left the defending champions’ season opener Tuesday night with a bruised right heel.
Holiday had scored 12 points before leaving in the second quarter of Milwaukee’s game with the Brooklyn Nets.
MIAMI (AP) — Donte DiVincenzo’s season is over, after tests showed Friday that the Milwaukee guard tore a ligament in his left ankle during Game 3 of the Bucks’ playoff series against the Miami Heat.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks kept up their chase of the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 114-102 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez had 24 points and Khris Middleton scored 21 of his 23 in the second half to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 141-133 on Friday night for their fifth consecutive victory...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's late-season schedule has given the Bucks plenty of opportunities to measure themselves against the two teams they’re chasing in the Eastern Conference standings...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks were without all five of their usual starters Friday night as they hosted the Charlotte Hornets a night after losing at Dallas...
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis got two quick shots on purpose and another by accident in the fourth quarter while putting Dallas in front of Milwaukee for good a night after appearing unhappy over not getting any looks late in a loss to lowly Houston...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 33 points to go with 11 assists and seven rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Sacramento Kings 129-128 on Saturday night...
Boston Celtics (21-22, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (28-14, third in the Eastern Conference)...
San Antonio Spurs (22-16, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (26-14, third in the Eastern Conference)...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 10 of his 32 points in overtime to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in a matchup of two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams...
MIAMI (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks made an NBA-record 29 3-pointers in their 144-97 romp over the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat on Tuesday night...
Point guard Jrue Holiday is being traded from New Orleans to Milwaukee, which is aiming to give two-time reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the improved roster that he seeks with the decision on his supermax contract extension looming, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The fifth-seeded Miami Heat finished off an upset of the NBA’s best regular-season team Tuesday, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 in Game 5 of their East semifinal series — while Giannis Antetokounmpo, the league’s reigning MVP, couldn’t play because of a sprained right ankle...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have lost 28 games since the start of last season. Only once did they follow one defeat with another...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs had a season-high 19 3-pointers to beat Milwaukee 126-104 on Monday night, snapping the Bucks five-game winning streak...