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MILWAUKEE - Giannis Antetokounmpo believes it's the tenacity of the Bucks that has Milwaukee a game away from its first championship in a half century.That persistence has enabled the Bucks to rally from a 2-0 deficit in the NBA ...
Jul 19, 2021
THE happiest basketball coach in the world right now should be Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer, since he's one win away from the NBA title.The second-happiest should be USA Basketball's Gregg Popovich.Consider what Jrue Holiday, ...
Jul 18, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals.Took it right out of Devin Booker's hands, actually.Holiday's steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a dunk ...
Jul 18, 2021
ON TWITTER, it was all going so well for Devin Booker.Netizens were rightly impressed with the Phoenix Suns guard, who racked up an impressive 42 points in the Game 4 Finals showdown. (He's averaging 26.3 in the playoffs - his ...
Jul 15, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - Giannis Antetokounmpo and his bum left knee bulldozed through the Phoenix Suns defense for most of Thursday night, once again giving the Milwaukee Bucks more than they could have dreamed in these NBA Finals.The problem for Milwaukee is he' ...
Jul 10, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - Adam Silver said about 6,200 words in his annual state-of-the-league news conference before Game One of the NBA Finals.Here's one that stood out: Parity.The NBA commissioner was a more-than-keen observer on ...
Jul 8, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - At their best, the Phoenix Suns have three players who can take over a game.There's Chris Paul and Devin Booker, breaking down defenses from the backcourt. Deandre Ayton has been a beast on the backboards and almost automatic ...
Jul 8, 2021
NBA
AS much as the oddsmakers may argue otherwise, there's an excellent chance the Milwaukee Bucks will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their lone NBA title by winning it all again.Sure, the Bucks go into the NBA Finals as underdogs ...
Jul 6, 2021
NBA
PHOENIX - Chris Paul walked up the stairs and took a seat in front of the NBA Finals logo, a climb that took him 16 years to complete.The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks are used to enduring long waits.They came into ...
Jul 6, 2021
THE two regular-season games between Milwaukee and Phoenix this season fit the same script. Both were extremely high scoring. Both went down to the wire. Both saw Phoenix win by a single point, with a free throw by Devin Booker ending ...
Jul 4, 2021
NBA
ATLANTA - The Milwaukee Bucks are headed back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974.They didn't even need two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to lock up their spot.Khris Middleton scored 32 points, including a run of ...
Jul 4, 2021
NBA
MILWAUKEE - Brook Lopez scored a playoff career-high 33 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood Giannis Antetokounmpo's absence to beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-112 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) for a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference ...
Jul 2, 2021
NBA
ATLANTA - Giannis Antetokounmpo is a two-time MVP, one of the best players on the planet.Even so, he'll gladly cede the closer's role to Khris Middleton in the Eastern Conference finals.With Middleton taking command in the ...
Jun 29, 2021
EXPERIENCE mattered to USA Basketball when putting together a roster for the Tokyo Olympics.The Americans formally revealed their roster on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), one that will be third-oldest US men's team in Olympic history for the Tokyo ...
Jun 29, 2021
NBA
KHRIS Middleton ordinarily wouldn't be thinking about anything right now other than what the Milwaukee Bucks are trying to accomplish in the NBA playoffs.An invitation to play in the Olympics, that's not ordinary.Milwaukee's starting ...
Jun 27, 2021
NBA
JRUE Holiday is planning to try to follow in his wife's footsteps and win an Olympic gold medal.Holiday has committed to USA Basketball for next month's Tokyo Games, along with his Milwaukee teammate Khris Middleton and Cleveland ...
Jun 23, 2021
NBA
MILWAUKEE - Jrue Holiday figured the Brooklyn Nets expected him to call a timeout as soon as he got the ball with his team trailing by one in the final minute.Instead, Holiday delivered just in time to keep the Milwaukee Bucks from ...
Jun 11, 2021
NBA
MILWAUKEE - Jrue Holiday made a go-ahead driving layup with 11.4 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks edged the Brooklyn Nets 86-83 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) in Game 3 after two blowout losses in New York.Kevin Durant&# ...
Jun 11, 2021
NBA
NEW YORK - Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday has won the Joe Dumars Trophy as the NBA player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court.Each NBA team nominated a player for the award. After a panel of league executives ...
Jun 5, 2021
NBA
NEW YORK - Five games against Boston were nearly as many as Brooklyn's Big Three played together in the regular season, so the Nets are far from a finished product.The Nets don't have the luxury of time.Then ...
Jun 2, 2021
NBA
MIAMI - Milwaukee's roster transformation started after losing to Miami in last season's playoffs, one that made the Bucks give themselves a critical look.So they got bigger. Tougher. More experienced.And in the playoff rematch with the Heat, ...
May 31, 2021
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