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NBA Roundup: Khris Middleton Nets 44 as Bucks Defeat Suns

Khris Middleton scored a season-high 44 points as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the visiting Phoenix Suns 132–122 on Sunday afternoon to extend their winning streak to four games. The three-time All-Star also added eight rebounds and five assists on 16-for-27 shooting to even the two-game season series with the Suns. It was Phoenix’s first loss…


Milwaukee Bucks Turn Back Washington 112–98

The Milwaukee Bucks held off the visiting Washington Wizards, after giving up a 17-point lead, on Tuesday night in Milwaukee to win 112–98. The defending champion Bucks improved their record to 32–21 after going 7–8 in January; while the Wizards lost their sixth straight game to drop to 23–27. After not scoring in the first…


Milwaukee Bucks Rout Warriors 118–99

The Milwaukee Bucks never trailed as they ambushed the visiting Golden State Warriors Thursday night as Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied his third triple-double of the season en route to a 118–99 victory. The Bucks made the record books with a 39-point halftime lead, 77–38. Since the use of the shot clock in the mid-1950s, only the…


Shorthanded Bucks, Improving Pelicans to Clash in New Orleans

The Milwaukee Bucks overcame the absence of two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and six other players to emerge victorious in their most recent outing. Winners of 13 of their past 16 games, the Bucks likely will cobble together another shorthanded lineup on Friday night when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans. Playing without Antetokounmpo (health…


NBA Roundup: Giannis Puts on Show as Bucks End Rockets’ Streak

Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a monster performance while Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis Jr. played support roles as the Milwaukee Bucks (-6.5) outlasted the host Houston Rockets (+8) Friday, snapping the Rockets’ seven-game winning streak. Antetokounmpo posted 41 points and 17 rebounds and added five assists, three steals, and two blocked shots. In the Bucks’ closing…


Raptors Stop Bucks’ Winning Streak as Giannis Antetokounmpo Sits

Fred VanVleet scored 26 of his 29 points in the second half and the Toronto Raptors ended the visiting Milwaukee Bucks’ eight-game winning streak Thursday night with a 97–93 victory. Milwaukee was without Giannis Antetokounmpo (sore calf). DeMarcus Cousins (rest) also did not play after making his Bucks debut on Wednesday. Toronto was without OG…


Milwakee’s Antetokounmpo Scores 47 in Win Over Lakers

MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 47 points in defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 109–102, to finally win at home since their season opener on Oct. 19; improving the defending champions’ record to 7–8. Bucks Khris Middleton added 16 points, from 4 of 12 shooting, in his first game back after having missed eight games…


Milwaukee’s Antetokounmpo Scores 47 in Win Over Lakers

MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 47 points in defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 109–102, to finally win at home since their season opener on Oct. 19; improving the defending champions’ record to 7–8. Bucks Khris Middleton added 16 points, from 4 of 12 shooting, in his first game back after having missed eight games…


Young Scores 42 Points, Hawks Beat Bucks to Snap 6-game Skid

ATLANTA—Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks have struggled under the weight of increased expectations. Finally, they looked like the team that made a surprising playoff run last season. Young scored a season-best 42 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 120–100 on Sunday night in a rematch of…


With Giannis Scratched, Celtics Beat Bucks 122–113 in Overtime

BOSTON—When the Milwaukee Bucks scratched Giannis Antetokounmpo 90 minutes before the tipoff, Boston coach Ime Udoka worried that his team would expect an easy night against the rest of the defending NBA champions. It took the Celtics a while to snap out of it. “There’s always a natural letdown. That was the message before the…