Antetokounmpo back for Bucks in Game 4 against HeatApril 24, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is back in the Milwaukee Bucks’ lineup.
He was cleared to play in Monday night’s Game 4 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series between the top-seeded Bucks and eighth-seeded Miami Heat.
Bucks rule Giannis Antetokounmpo out for Game 3 vs. HeatApril 23, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't ready to play, and the Milwaukee Bucks seem to not know when that status will change.
Antetokounmpo was ruled out by the Bucks for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat on Saturday night because of a bruised lower back — the second consecutive game that he had to sit.
Antetokounmpo’s status for Game 3 remains uncertainApril 21, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s status for Saturday’s Game 3 of Milwaukee's Eastern Conference first-round playoff series with the Miami Heat remains uncertain, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday.
Bucks make 25 3s, beat Heat 138-122 without AntetokounmpoApril 20, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — For at least one night, the Milwaukee Bucks didn't miss Giannis Antetokounmpo at all.
Brook Lopez scored 25 points, Jrue Holiday added 24 and the hot-shooting Bucks withstood Antetokounmpo’s absence while trouncing the Miami Heat 138-122 on Wednesday, tying their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Antetokounmpo unavailable for Bucks in Game 2 of Heat seriesApril 20, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't play for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said at his pregame availability that Antetokounmpo wouldn't be available due to the bruised lower back that knocked the two-time MVP out of the Bucks' 130-117 Game 1 loss on Sunday.
Bucks’ betting odds drop with Giannis still sidelinedApril 20, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The back injury to Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 1 of their first-round NBA playoff series against the Miami Heat affected the betting markets.
Bucks’ Antetokounmpo exits game with lower back bruiseApril 17, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and took a hard fall.
And just like that, the championship aspirations of the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks got quite a bit more precarious.
Jokic, Embiid, Antetokounmpo finalists for NBA MVP awardApril 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Nikola Jokic is a finalist to win a third straight NBA MVP award, with Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo the players who can stop him.
The three leading vote-getters for the league's individual awards were announced Friday and the marquee category featured familiar names.
Bucks won’t have most key players Friday vs. GrizzliesApril 7, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks won’t have Giannis Antetokounmpo and several other notable players Friday night when they host the Memphis Grizzlies, who can take the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference with a victory.
Antetokounmpo helps hot-shooting Bucks beat 76ers 117-104April 3, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer believes Giannis Antetokounmpo has done enough to merit a third MVP award.
Antetokounmpo says he's more concerned about trying to win a championship.
Antetokounmpo, Lopez lead Bucks past Raptors, 118-111March 20, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, Brook Lopez scored 17 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied for a 118-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.
Bucks star Antetokounmpo misses 3rd game in row, hand soreMarch 12, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed his third straight game Saturday night, sidelined by a sore right hand against the Golden State Warriors.
Antetokounmpo has missed two in row because of hand soreness.
Bucks’ Antetokounmpo out against Nets due to sore right handMarch 9, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo has a sore right hand, which forced him to miss a second straight game Thursday night when the Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Brooklyn Nets.
Antetokounmpo sat out the Bucks’ 134-123 victory at Orlando on Tuesday with a non-COVID illness.
Brooklyn plays Milwaukee on 3-game win streakMarch 8, 2023 GMT
Brooklyn Nets (37-28, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (47-18, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn seeks to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Nets take on Milwaukee.
Analysis: Giannis loses triple-double amid stat padding talkMarch 7, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Sorry, Giannis, the NBA wanted back that rebound. Your fourth triple-double of the season, too.
Giannis’ triple-double taken away by the NBA in stat reviewMarch 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo said he stole a triple-double. The NBA took it back.
The league adjusted the statistics from the Milwaukee-Washington game Sunday night and erased Antetokounmpo's final rebound, the one that would have given him a triple-double.
Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee set for matchup with OrlandoMarch 6, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Bucks (46-18, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (27-38, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Orlando Magic.
Giannis triple-double helps Bucks outlast Wizards 117-111March 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points, had a season-high 13 assists and rebounded his intentionally missed shot with a second left for his fourth-triple double of the season as the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 117-111 on Sunday night.
76ers rally to end Bucks’ winning streak at 16March 5, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joel Embiid made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 41.4 seconds left and the Philadelphia 76ers ended Milwaukee's winning streak at 16, beating the Bucks the 133-130 on Saturday night.
Milwaukee had the longest winning streak in the NBA since the Phoenix Suns had 18 straight victories early last season.
Embiid and Philadelphia visit Antetokounmpo and the BucksMarch 3, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers (40-22, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (45-17, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two of the NBA's top scorers, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid, meet when Milwaukee and Philadelphia hit the court.
Antetokounmpo, Forsberg join Nashville SC’s ownership groupMarch 2, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg have joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer’s Nashville SC.
Nashville SC principal owner John Ingram announced their additions Thursday.
Tatum scores 41 to help Celtics outlast Cavaliers 117-113March 2, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum is two days shy of his 25th birthday and has already accomplished more than many of his peers will in their entire careers.
Bucks rout Magic 139-117, extend winning streak to 16 gamesMarch 2, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to make sure the Milwaukee Bucks shouldn't rely too much on the 3-point shot.
But for one night, the Bucks showed how dangerous they could be from long range as they extended the longest winning streak in the NBA this season.
Antetokounmpo and the Bucks face the MagicMarch 1, 2023 GMT
Orlando Magic (26-36, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (44-17, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Bucks -9
Morant, Grizzlies beat Lakers 121-109 with James sidelinedMarch 1, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 28 of his 39 points in the third quarter, had 10 assists and 10 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles 121-109 on Tuesday night in the Lakers’ first game since LeBron James injured his right foot.
Giannis returns, Bucks beat Nets 118-104 for 15th straightMarch 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 15 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to 15 games by beating the Brooklyn Nets 118-104 on Tuesday night.
Jrue Holiday had 14 points and eight assists for the Bucks, who went 10-0 in February and have passed the Boston Celtics for the best record in the NBA.
Antetokounmpo, Bucks set for matchup against the NetsFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Bucks (43-17, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (34-26, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Brooklyn Nets.
Bucks outlast Suns 104-101 for 14th consecutive victoryFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's absence couldn't prevent the Milwaukee Bucks from extending the longest winning streak in the NBA this season.
Jrue Holiday scored 33 points and produced a critical steal, Brook Lopez made a tiebreaking layup with 24.8 seconds left and the Bucks edged the Phoenix Suns 104-101 on Sunday for their 14th consecutive victory.
Antetokounmpo won’t play against Suns due to bruised quadFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t play in the Milwaukee Bucks' game Sunday against the Phoenix Suns because of what the team is describing as a bruised right quadriceps.
That means neither team will have its MVP available for the afternoon matchup.
Antetokounmpo and the Bucks face the SunsFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
Phoenix Suns (33-28, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (42-17, second in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks host the Phoenix Suns.
Kings outlast Clippers in 2nd-highest scoring NBA gameFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malik Monk scored a career-high 45 points, De’Aaron Fox had the go-ahead basket and finished with 42 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Clippers 176-175 in double overtime in the second-highest scoring game in NBA history.
Giannis exits early with knee issue; Bucks rip Heat 128-99February 25, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks sure didn’t let Giannis Antetokounmpo’s early exit bother them Friday night as they rolled to their most-lopsided victory of the season.
Now they wait to learn whether they might have to continue playing without the two-time MVP
Bucks’ Antetokounmpo leaves game vs. Heat with knee injuryFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo left late in the first quarter of the Bucks' game against the Miami Heat on Friday night after the Bucks said he knocked knees with an opponent.
Antetokounmpo, who withstood a wrist injury to start the game, was on the court late in the first quarter when he passed the ball and immediately started motioning to the bench.
Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take on the HeatFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
Miami Heat (32-27, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (41-17, second in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Bucks -1
AP source: Antetokounmpo going to New York for wrist examFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo was scheduled to be in New York on Monday to undergo testing and get further evaluation on his injured right wrist, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Tatum scores All-Star record 55, Team Giannis wins 184-175February 20, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jayson Tatum put on a record-setting show, and made Giannis Antetokounmpo look like a genius.
Tatum scored an All-Star Game-record 55 points on his way to winning MVP honors, and Team Giannis ended LeBron James’ hold on All-Star captain supremacy by beating Team LeBron 184-175 in the NBA's annual showcase exhibition on Sunday night.
All-Star top picks: Lillard (reserves), Embiid (starters)February 20, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Damian Lillard was the first reserve taken by captain Giannis Antetokounmpo on Sunday in the All-Star Game draft, and Joel Embiid was the first starter taken by fellow captain LeBron James for the matchup.
NBA All-Star Game: All you need to know about Sunday’s eventFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The fans in Salt Lake City used to serenade Donovan Mitchell with “MVP” chants when he played for the Utah Jazz, a sign of their appreciation and respect.
No hurt feelings: NBA changes format for All-Star DraftFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The “last pick” of Sunday night's All-Star Draft will be a starter.
The NBA has changed the format of Sunday’s draft, and LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo — the captains — will make their picks from the pool of reserve players first.
Antetokounmpo breaks Bucks’ assists mark, sprains wrist,February 17, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo broke Milwaukee’s career assists record before leaving the game because of a sprained right wrist, and the Bucks won their 12th straight, beating the Chicago Bulls 112-100 on Thursday night.
Giannis sets assists mark, hurts wrist; Bucks beat BullsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo stayed on the ground, grimacing in pain before heading to the locker room. A sprained wrist in the early going ended his night.
Giannis breaks Bucks’ assists mark, leaves with wrist injuryFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo broke the Milwaukee Bucks' career assists record Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls before leaving the game with a sprained right wrist.
The two-time MVP came in needing two assists to break Paul Pressey’s record of 3,272 from 1982 to 1990.
All-Star weekend arrives, as NBA heads to Salt Lake CityFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If so inclined, and if fellow captain LeBron James was to cooperate with his own selections, Giannis Antetokounmpo could pick Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid and Lauri Markkanen to play on his team Sunday night.
Chicago hosts Milwaukee following Holiday’s 40-point gameFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Bucks (40-17, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (26-32, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Bulls -7
Jewel, Post Malone, Vin Diesel to perform at All-Star GameFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah native and Grammy nominee Jewel, along with Post Malone and actors Vin Diesel and Ben Affleck, will be among the performers at this weekend’s NBA All-Star events in Salt Lake City.
Holiday has 40, Bucks top Celtics in OT for 11th straightFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday matched his career high 40 points and made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left in overtime as the Milwaukee Bucks edged the short-handed Boston Celtics 131-125 on Tuesday for their 11th consecutive victory.
NBA announces All-Star Saturday night participantsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo is teaming up with his brothers once again on All-Star Saturday. Portland's Damian Lillard is taking a third shot at the 3-point title, Indiana's Buddy Hield will aim to win that one again and Philadelphia's Mac McClung now can be a slam-dunk champion at the NBA and high school levels.
Top scorers face off in Milwaukee-Boston matchupFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
Boston Celtics (41-16, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (39-17, second in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the NBA's top scorers, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jayson Tatum, meet when Milwaukee and Boston take the court.
Bucks beat Clippers 119-106 for 10th straight winFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 119-106 on Friday night for their first 10-game winning streak since 2019-20.
Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee set for matchup against Los AngelesFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Bucks (38-17, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (31-27, fifth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Clippers -1.5
Bucks win 9th straight, hold off LeBron-less Lakers 115-106February 10, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 10 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the second half for their ninth consecutive victory, 115-106 over the Los Angeles Lakers without LeBron James on Thursday night.
Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee visit James and the LakersFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Bucks (37-17, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (25-30, 13th in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the league's best scorers, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, meet when Los Angeles and Milwaukee face off.
Bucks beat Trail Blazers 127-108 for 8th straight winFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 127-108 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Bucks led the whole way, pushing their advantage to 26 in the second half.
Milwaukee visits Portland after Lillard’s 40-point outingFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Bucks (36-17, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (26-27, 11th in the Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Monday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Portland faces the Milwaukee Bucks after Damian Lillard scored 40 points in the Portland Trail Blazers' 129-121 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Antetokounmpo has triple-double; Bucks win 7th straightFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double with 35 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Miami Heat 123-115 on Saturday night for their seventh straight victory.
Bucks have regained peak form now that they’re healthierFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is scoring at an unprecedented rate in his extraordinary career, and he also has most of his top teammates playing alongside him again.
That combination has helped the Milwaukee Bucks regain their title-contending form.
Antetokounmpo scores 54 points, Bucks beat Clippers 106-105February 3, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated his most famous 50-point performance by ordering 50 chicken nuggets at a Chick-fil-A drive-through the next day.
He already has an idea how to commemorate reaching that plateau for the third time in the last month.
Milwaukee plays Miami after Antetokounmpo’s 54-point performanceFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
Miami Heat (29-24, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (35-17, second in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee plays the Miami Heat after Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 54 points in the Milwaukee Bucks' 106-105 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Denver’s Michael Malone gets All-Star Game coaching nodFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
Michael Malone might coach Nikola Jokic in the All-Star Game. He might get the rare chance to coach against him, too.
Malone and the staff of the Denver Nuggets have clinched their trip to Salt Lake City for All-Star weekend. Malone will coach Team LeBron — the team that will be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James — in the Feb.
Bucks beat Hornets 124-115 for 5th consecutive victoryFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is making the most of his limited minutes as he works his way back from injuries that kept him from playing for much of the season.
Middleton scored 18 points and sparked a third-quarter run that put the Milwaukee Bucks ahead for good as they beat the Charlotte Hornets 124-115 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victry.