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Bucks unveil 2018-2019 season schedule

The Milwaukee Bucks will play the first-ever regular season game at the new Fiserv Forum on Friday, Oct. 19 against the Indiana Pacers.  This season's slate also includes more national television games.


Bucks to play 1st game at Fiserv Forum on Oct. 3

The Milwaukee Bucks will play the inaugural game at Fiserv Forum on Oct. 3 when they open the preseason against the Chicago Bulls.    The Bucks said Tuesday they will wrap up their preseason schedule with a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Fiserv Forum on Oct. 12. 


Report: Bucks sign Connaughton

The Bucks have added some backcourt depth by signing free agent Pat Connaughton, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. 


Bucks sign Lopez

The Milwaukee Bucks have officially agreed to terms with free agent center Brook Lopez. The 10-year veteran spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Brooklyn Nets before joining the Los Angeles Lakers last season. 


Ilyasova returns to the Bucks

Ersan Ilyasova is headed back to Milwaukee. The Bucks announced they have signed the 10-year NBA veteran to a free agent contract.


Parker agrees to $40 million, 2-year deal with Bulls Video included

Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team.    


Bucks sign DiVincenzo

The Bucks have signed first-round pick Donte DiVincenzo to his rookie scale contract.  


Report: Brook Lopez going to Milwaukee

Brook Lopez has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the terms to The Associated Press on Sunday.


Bucks make assistant coaching moves

The Milwaukee Bucks name Josh Longstaff as an assistant coach and appoints Vin Baker as basketball operations associate/director of program development.


NBA sets $101.9M salary cap for 2018-19 season

NBA teams will be working with a salary cap of $101,869,000 for the coming season, with a salary tax level of $123,733,000.


Bucks draft Villanova's DiVincenzo in first round

The Milwaukee Bucks have added the star of the NCAA national championship game to the roster. The team selecting Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo with the No. 17 overall selection in the NBA Draft. 


Bucks' Budenholzer fills out new staff with ex-Hawks

New Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer is filling his staff with assistants who worked with him while he was with the Atlanta Hawks.    The Bucks named Darvin Ham, Taylor Jenkins, Charles Lee, Ben Sullivan and Patrick St. Andrews as assistant coaches.   


Bucks' Antetokounmpo Named to All-NBA Second Team

Antetokounmpo becomes the first Buck since Sidney Moncrief in 1984-85 and 1985-86 to be named to an All-NBA team in back-to-back seasons.


Bucks name Budenholzer new head coach

The Milwaukee Bucks have made it official. They announced that Mike Budenholzer will be the next head coach of the team. 


Bucks beginning coaching search, with Prunty in pool

Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says the search for the team's next coach is underway with interviews starting as early as this weekend. 


Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 97-86 on Thursday night to force a Game 7 in the first-round series.  


Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 on Tuesday night for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.    Smart came off the bench and had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and three blocks in his first game since undergoing right thumb surgery. He played 25 minutes wearing a protective splint and had a key assist late from the bottom of a scrum ... More>>

Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1.


Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA team

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner.


Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. 


Celtics survive wild finish, hold off Bucks 113-107 in OT

Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime Sunday to open their playoff matchup.   


Bucks playoff schedule set for first round

For the second consecutive season, the Bucks are headed to the postseason. Milwaukee is the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference. They'll face Boston in the first round.  


76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Bucks

Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 Wednesday night to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.  


Bucks close out Bradley Center with 102-86 win over Magic

Shabazz Muhammad scored a season-high 22 points and helped spark a key third-quarter run, Eric Bledsoe had a triple-double and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 102-86 on Monday night in the final regular-season game at the Bradley Center.   


Bucks beat Knicks 115-102 to tie for sixth in East

Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks moved into a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 115-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.


Bucks' Middleton in 35-player US Olympic basketball team pool

35 NBA stars were on a list Friday for USA Basketball's national team pool of players for 2018-20.


Nothing but Nets: Brooklyn's 3-point barrage beats Bucks

Allen Crabbe scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers in the closing minutes of a tight game, and the Brooklyn Nets shot 48 percent from behind the arc to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 119-111 on Thursday night. 


Bucks inch closer to playoff spot, beat short-handed Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and had a key block with 53 seconds left, Khris Middleton added 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the short-handed Boston Celtics for a 106-102 win on Tuesday night.   


Bucks sign Brandon Jennings to multi-year contract

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Brandon Jennings to a multi-year contract announced on Sunday.


Bledsoe scores 39, Bucks beat Lakers 124-122 in OT

 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Bledsoe scored 11 of his 39 points in overtime, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge comeback by the Los Angeles Lakers to win 124-122 on Friday night.


Giannis returns, Bucks hold on for 106-103 win over Spurs

Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from an ankle injury to score 25 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks held on in the final few minutes after building a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter for a 106-103 win on Sunday over the San Antonio Spurs.


Bucks overcame sluggish start to beat Bulls 118-105

Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame another sluggish start to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-105 on Friday night.    Milwaukee star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the game because of a sprained right ankle. 


Bucks' Antetokounmpo out for Bulls game with ankle sprain

All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the Milwaukee Bucks' home game Friday night against the Chicago Bulls with a sprained right ankle.    The Bucks ruled out Antetokounmpo earlier Friday.    


Jordan, Clippers beat Bucks after Giannis leaves with injury

DeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Lost Angeles Clippers past the Milwaukee Bucks 127-120 on Wednesday night.


Bucks' Antetokounmpo leaves game with ankle sprain

Giannis Antetokounmpo has left the Milwaukee Bucks' game Wednesday night and will not return after rolling his right ankle.    Antetokounmpo was injured in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers. 


LeBron gets triple-double, Cavs beat Bucks without Lue

LeBron James scored 40 points as part of his third triple-double in four games and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-117 on Monday night as coach Tyronn Lue began his leave of absence to address health issues.    


Giannis' double-double helps Bucks hold on to beat Hawks

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 12 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held on for a 122-117 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.    


Middleton has 24, Bucks send Grizzlies to 18th straight loss

Khris Middleton scored 24 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20 and the Milwaukee Bucks sent the Memphis Grizzlies to their 18th consecutive loss with a 121-103 victory on Monday night.    


Bucks get back on track against Knicks with 120-112 win

 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, outmuscling the New York Knicks in the lane to help the Milwaukee Bucks hold on for a 120-112 win on Friday night. 


Rockets extend winning streak to 17, beat Bucks 110-99

James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two momentum-swinging 3-pointers in the third quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-99 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight win.


Bogdanovic leads Pacers over Bucks 92-89

Bojan Bogdanovic tied his season high with 29 points and grabbed a key jump ball late to lift the Indiana Pacers over the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 on Wednesday night.    


Antetokounmpo scores 35 points, Bucks beat 76ers 118-110

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a four-game losing streak, scoring 36 points off the Philadelphia 76ers' season-high 26 turnovers in a 118-110 victory Sunday night.


Oladipo scores 21, Pacers hold on to beat Bucks 103-96

Victor Oladipo had 21 points, and the Indiana Pacers nearly blew a 17-point lead in the middle of a mistake-laden fourth quarter before holding off the Milwaukee Bucks for a 103-96 win Friday night.   


Pistons dominate inside, rout Bucks 110-87

Andre Drummond had 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons dominated inside in a 110-87 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.    


Beal, Potter lead Wizards past Bucks 107-104

Bradley Beal scored 21 points, hitting a clutch 3-pointer and a free throw down the stretch, to help the Washington Wizards hang on for a 107-104 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.


Holiday helps Pelicans edge Bucks 123-121 in OT

Jrue Holiday scored 28 of his season-high 36 points after halftime to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 123-121 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.


Antetokounmpo scores 26, Bucks beat Raptors 122-119 in OT

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped Toronto's seven-game win streak with a 122-119 overtime victory against the Raptors on Friday night.   


Team LeBron tops Giannis' Team Stephen, 148-145

LeBron James made a go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and finished with a game-high 29 points to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory against Team Stephen in the NBA All-Star Game.


Jason Kidd, Ray Allen headline 2018 Naismith HOF class

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard (and former Milwaukee Bucks' coach) Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and (former Buck) Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


Nuggets make 24 3-pointers, beat Bucks 134-123

Nikola Jokic had a triple-double wrapped up in the first half, and the Denver Nuggets put together one of the best 3-point shooting nights in league history in a 134-123 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.   


Khris Middleton helps Bucks pull out sluggish win over Hawks

Khris Middleton had 21 points to lead a balanced attack for the Milwaukee Bucks, and All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo hit two key buckets in the final three-plus minutes to spark a 97-92 win on Tuesday night over the Atlanta Hawks. 


Jennings returns to Bucks organization

Former Bucks guard Brandon Jennings is making a return to the organization. The Wisconsin Herd, the G League affiliate of the Bucks, announced they have acquired Jennings off waivers. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Brandon back to the Bucks organization and introduce him to the Herd family,” said Herd General Manager and Bucks Vice President of Basketball Operations Dave Dean said in a statement. “Brandon has played at the highest levels all over the ... More>>

Antetokounmpo, Terry lead Bucks over Magic

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and Jason Terry came off the bench to score 11 points in the second half in the Milwaukee Bucks' 111-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.


Heat snap five-game losing streak over Bucks in Wade's return

Dwyane Wade returned to Miami with a quiet game, but his mere presence got a rise out of Heat fans, and teammates Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson led the way to a 91-85 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday that snapped a five-game losing streak and capped a celebratory night.


Giannis dunks over Knicks, who lose Porzingis to knee injury

 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points, jumping over Tim Hardaway Jr. for one high-flying slam, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 103-89 on Tuesday night in a game that featured a knee injury to Kristaps Porzingis.    


NBA fines Lakers $50,000 for 2nd tampering violation

The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA's tampering rule again.    League officials made the announcement Tuesday in response to an interview team president Earvin "Magic" Johnson did with ESPN.    Johnson was discussing the skills of Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo and said the Greek native would put the Bucks "on the map" and bring them an NBA title.  


Bucks Acquire Tyler Zeller from Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have traded center Tyler Zeller to Milwaukee for guard Rashad Vaughn and a second-round pick.  


Giannis leaves early, but Bucks rout Nets 109-94

Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points, John Henson had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks easily extended their winning streak over the Brooklyn Nets to 10 games with a 109-94 victory Sunday.


Bucks hold off Knicks 92-90 in Parker's return

Giannis Antetokounmpo made a driving layup with 1.9 seconds remaining after Jabari Parker chipped in with 12 points in his first game in nearly a year, lifting the Milwaukee Bucks over the New York Knicks 92-90 on Friday night.  


Brogdon to miss 6-8 weeks with torn quad tendon

The Milwaukee Bucks announced on Friday that guard Malcolm Brogdon suffered a left quadricep tendon injury during the second quarter of Thursday's game at Minnesota.


Butler scores 28 as Timberwolves beat Bucks 108-89

Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 11 rebounds for his NBA-best 46th double-double, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-89 on Thursday night.    


Bucks plan to give Jabari Parker 15 minutes in return

The Milwaukee Bucks plan to limit forward Jabari Parker to about 15 minutes in his first game back from a left knee injury that has sidelined him for the past year.    


Giannis, Delly spark Bucks in 107-95 win over 76ers

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 18 rebounds, Matthew Dellavedova scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-85 on Monday night for their fourth straight win since firing coach Jason Kidd.


Bucks' Parker cleared for return

Jabari Parker is cleared for takeoff. The Milwaukee Bucks forward has been medically cleared to return to game action on Friday, Feb. 2. The Bucks host the Knicks that night at 7. 


Authorities won't charge Bucks' Brown after Walgreens arrest

Police officials say they will not seek charges against Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown, who was arrested last week during a confrontation in a Walgreens parking lot.   


Antetokounmpo scores 27, Bucks beat Bulls 110-96

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 110-96 on Sunday.


Antetokounmpo scores 41 points, Bucks beat Nets 116-91

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-91 on Friday night.    Antetokounmpo returned after sitting out two games to manage chronic pain in his right knee. He sealed it late, dribbling between his legs before hitting a jumper over Quincy Acy and drawing a foul. Antetokounmpo made the free throw, and hit a 3-pointer on the next possession.    Khris Middleton added 21 points for the Bucks in their sec... More>>

Bucks' Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat

Police officers used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot. 


Bucks say Prunty will remain head coach through season

The Milwaukee Bucks say Joe Prunty will remain the head coach for the rest of the season.


Bucks' Brogdon selected for Rising Stars game

For the second straight season, Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon will participate in the Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars game as part of the 2018 NBA All-Star weekend. The game will be Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. CT at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. 


Antetokounmpo says Kidd helped him grow into dominant player

Giannis Antetokounmpo grew from a reed-thin, inexperienced teenager into one of the NBA's dominant players under the tutelage of coach Jason Kidd, whom the Milwaukee Bucks fired earlier in the week with the team mired in mediocrity despite high expectations.  


Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

Khris Middleton scored 35 points and hit two long jumpers in the final minute, Malcolm Brogdon added 32 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105 on Monday night hours after firing coach Jason Kidd.


Embiid, 76ers power past Giannis-less Bucks

Joel Embiid had 29 points and nine rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers pulled away from the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks 116-94 on Saturday night for their seventh win in eight games.


Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games to rest sore knee

Milwaukee Bucks leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to rest a sore right knee. The Bucks announced Saturday that the All-Star would sit out the game at Philadelphia and Monday's home game against Phoenix. That will give Antetokounmpo eight days off before his planned return Friday at home against Brooklyn. Antetokounmpo also missed games on Nov. 22 and Dec. 23 because of the same issue. The 6-foot-11 forward is the NBA's second-leading scorer at 28.2 p... More>>

Bucks' Antetokounmpo named All-Star starter

LeBron James and Stephen Curry will be the captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game.  Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo was named one of the starters from the Eastern Conference.


Abdul-Jabbar tours new Bucks arena

The NBA's all-time leading scorer was in Milwaukee on Wednesday to celebrate the team's 50th anniversary.


Antetokounmpo takes over again as Bucks beat Wizards 104-95

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards for the second time in 10 days with a 104-95 victory Monday.    Like it was on Jan. 6, it was tight late before Antetokounmpo took over. He led Milwaukee on an 11-0 run in the final minutes and finished 9 of 23 from the field, dribbling out the clock to "M-V-P!" chants from Bucks fans in attendance for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day... More>>

Heat beat Bucks 97-79, push winning streak to 7

Goran Dragic scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat ran their winning streak to seven games by topping the Milwaukee Bucks 97-79 Sunday.


Warriors' 108-94 road win over Bucks

Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Draymond Green added 21 and the Golden State Warriors used a 13-4 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-94 on Friday night. 


Giannis, Bucks wear down lowly Magic in 110-103 win

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points, Khris Middleton added 22 and the Milwaukee Bucks turned up their defensive intensity after a porous first quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 110-103 on Wednesday night.


Bucks F Jabari Parker on target for mid-February return

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is on target to return from a left knee injury the week before the All-Star break.    Coach Jason Kidd said before Wednesday night's game against Orlando that Parker is doing great and is about a month away from playing.   


Pacers change directions by rolling past Bucks 109-96

Domantas Sabonis had 17 points and 10 rebounds Monday night and three of his teammates each scored 15 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 109-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.    Indiana has won two straight since a five-game losing streak. Victor Oladipo, Thaddeus Young and Myles Turner all scored 15 points.    The Bucks were led by Khris Middleton with 19 points and Giannis Antetokoumpo with 17.    It was a complete reversal from the Bucks' 21-point vict... More>>

Giannis, Bledsoe help Bucks rally past Wizards, 110-103

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 12 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away late to beat the Washington Wizards 110-103 on Saturday night. Antetokounmpo also had seven assists to help Milwaukee win for the fourth time in six games and snap Washington's four-game winning streak. Khris Middleton had 20 points, and John Henson added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks. Milwaukee guard Matthew Dellavedova was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on... More>>

Giannis gets double-double in Bucks' 122-101 win over Pacers

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away for a 122-101 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.    


DeRozan scores franchise-high 52, Raptors beat Bucks 131-127

DeMar DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 131-127 in overtime on Monday night, matching the team record with their 12th consecutive home victory. 


Antetokounmpo's late basket lifts Bucks past Thunder 97-95

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points, including the questionable game-winning basket with 1.3 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks ended Oklahoma City's six-game winning streak, beating the Thunder 97-95 on Friday night. Replays clearly showed Antetokounmpo stepped out of bounds on his drive, but officials Derek Stafford, Ben Taylor and Leon Wood refused to review the play after the buzzer sounded, despite the pleas of Thunder coach Billy Donovan and several of his players. Russe... More>>

Mirotic scores 24 points off bench, Bulls beat Bucks 115-106

Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score 24 points in 28 minutes and the Chicago Bulls won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 115-106 on Tuesday night.   


Hornets storm back from 18 down, beat Bucks 111-106

Dwight Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kemba Walker had 19 points and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-106 on Saturday night. Treveon Graham and Frank Kaminsky each had 14 points as Charlotte's bench shot 16 of 27 from the field. Khris Middleton had 31 points, while John Henson and Eric Bledsoe each had 16 for the Bucks, who had beaten the Hornets the night before in Milwaukee. All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo di... More>>

Bucks close with 9-0 run to beat Hornets 109-104

Khris Middleton scored 28 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a late deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-104 on Friday night.    


Antetokounmpo scores 27, Bucks hold off Cavaliers 119-116

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, Eric Bledsoe had 26 and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-116 on Tuesday night.    Milwaukee ended a five-game losing streak to Cleveland.


Rockets Win 13th Straight, Hand Bucks 3rd Loss in a Row

James Harden scored 31 points, Chris Paul had 25 and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-111 on Saturday night for their 13th straight victory. The winning streak is the Rockets' longest streak since a franchise-best 22 straight in 2007-08. Harden hit a step-back 3-pointer over Malcolm Brogdon and was fouled, giving Houston an 11-point lead with less than six minutes remaining. In the last two minutes, Paul hit back-to-back mid-range jumpers on consecutive possessions t... More>>

Portis scores career-high 27 as Bulls beat Bucks 115-109

Bobby Portis scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls won their fifth consecutive game, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 115-109 on Friday night.    Chicago's winning streak coincides with the return of Nikola Mirotic, who had 22 points. The Bulls' center missed the beginning of the season due to facial fractures suffered in a fight with Portis.    Mirotic made a wildly off-balance 5-footer while being fouled and converted the free thr... More>>

Bucks F Mirza Teletovic out with blockages in lungs

Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic is out because of blockages in his lungs.    The team said Thursday that pulmonary embolisms were discovered in both of Teletovic's lungs. 


Cousins, Davis lead Pelicans past Bucks, 115-108

DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-108 on Wednesday night.    The Pelicans turned the ball over 21 times, with nine committed by Cousins, but the mercurial All-Star center came through in the clutch with a couple of soaring dunks -- one on a putback and another on a cut down the lane -- and added a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left that put it virtually out of reach.    Anthony Davis returned from a... More>>

Antetokounmpo scores 37 points, Bucks beat Jazz 117-100

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 37 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Utah Jazz 117-100 on Saturday night for their third consecutive victory. 


Middleton's clutch shooting lifts Bucks over Mavs 109-102

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 12 of his 31 points in the final 4:38, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied for a 109-102 win over the last-place Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. 


Bucks use fourth-quarter run to beat Pistons, 104-100

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks used a strong start to the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 104-100 on Wednesday night. Khris Middleton had 21 points, including four free throws in the final 20 seconds to help the Bucks win for the fourth time in five games. Eric Bledsoe added 22 points. The Bucks opened the fourth with a 14-1 run to lead 90-77 after Malcolm Brogdon's jumper with 6:42 left. Detroit lost its fourth straight. A... More>>

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo sits out against Suns

Milwaukee star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was held out of the Bucks' lineup Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns because of right knee soreness.    Antetokounmpo, second in the NBA in scoring at 29.7 points per game, sat out for the first time this season. The Greek star could be back for the Bucks' next game Saturday night at Utah. More>>

Mavericks stop 4-game slide with win against Bucks

Wesley Matthews scored a season-high 22 points, and the Dallas Mavericks stopped a four-game slide with a 111-79 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.  


Middleton scores 27, Bucks block 16 shots, top Pistons 99-95

Khris Middleton scored 27 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 99-95 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.    Milwaukee blocked 16 shots, two shy of the team record set in 1980 at Detroit.    Recently acquired Eric Bledsoe had 12 points, all in the second half, to help the Bucks halt Detroit's five-game winning streak. Milwaukee had lost four in a row before starting its win streak.    The... More>>

Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks beat Grizzlies 110-103

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 110-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.    Khris Middleton and John Henson had 17 points apiece as Milwaukee won its third straight.    Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Memphis, and Dillon Brooks added 19 points.    After the Bucks threatened to pull away late in the third, Evans scored nine consecutive points to pull... More>>

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Spurs in Bledsoe's debut

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Milwaukee snapped a four-game skid with a 94-87 victory over San Antonio on Friday night in Eric Bledsoe's debut with the Bucks.   


Bucks' Kidd fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating

Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for public criticism of the officiating in a loss at Cleveland. Kidd made the comments after the 124-119 loss Tuesday night. Milwaukee was called for 31 personal fouls to 18 for Cleveland, and the Cavs attempted 38 free throws. Kidd pointed out that over the past three games, opponents have tried 95 free throws to 40 for Milwaukee. "I just got fined," Kidd said Tuesday night. "That's one way. Th... More>>

Love, LeBron push Cavaliers past Bucks 124-119

Kevin Love scored a season-high 32 points, LeBron James added 30 and the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a 40-point performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-119 on Tuesday night.    


AP Source: Suns deal Bledsoe to Bucks for Monroe, 2 picks

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks.  


Drummond's FTs lift Pistons over Bucks 105-96

Andre Drummond scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter -- thanks mostly to an uncharacteristically sharp performance from the free throw line -- and the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-96 on Friday night.   


Walker, Monk lead Hornets past Bucks 126-121

Kemba Walker had 26 points, rookie Malik Monk had a huge fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets put the clamps on the NBA's leading scorer to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 126-121 on Wednesday night.    


Paul George, Thunder cruise to 110-91 win over Bucks

Paul George scored 20 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the paint during a 16-0 run to take control early in a 110-91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.   


Man dies after Milwaukee Bucks arena construction fall

Authorities say a 57-year-old electrician died after falling last week from an 8-foot ladder at the construction site of a new arena for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.    The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office confirmed the death Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel .    The man, who was not named, complained of chest pain and fell from the ladder last Wednesday, suffering traumatic injuries.    He was transported to a hospital, where h... More>>

Antetokounmpo scores 33 as Bucks breeze past Hawks

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Khris Middleton had 27 and the Milwaukee Bucks cruised to a 117-106 victory over the outmanned Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.


Celtics top Bucks, 96-89, in Return to MECCA

Al Horford had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-89 on Thursday night.    Kyrie Irving added 24 points and seven assists for Boston, which avenged a loss to Milwaukee in Boston earlier this month.    The game was played at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly known as the MECCA, which served as the Bucks' home from 1968 until the team moved into the Bradley Center in 1988.    The Bucks chose to play one ga... More>>

Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Hornets 103-94

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 14 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks scored the final nine points in a 103-94 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.   


Antetokounmpo named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Giannis Antetokounmpo has sprinted out of the gates to start the season. The Bucks forward has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the third time in his career. Antetokounmpo averaged 38.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.7 steals over the first three games. He shot 67.2 percent from the field. His week was capped off with a career-high 44 points against Portland. Antetokounmpo leads the NBA in scoring. More>>

Antetokounmpo scores career-high 44, Bucks edge Blazers

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, and he gave Milwaukee the lead for good on a breakaway dunk with 11 seconds left in the Bucks' 113-110 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.    With Portland leading 110-109, the Trail Blazers lost the ball and Antetokounmpo's thunderous dunk put the Bucks ahead.    After a timeout, Damian Lillard found Jusef Nurkic running down the lane, but Antetokounmpo block... More>>

Bucks Lose Home Opener to Cavs, 116-97

LeBron James had 24 points and eight assists, and Kyle Korver hit three straight 3s in a decisive third-quarter run to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97 on Friday night.    Kevin Love added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs. Their 15-5 spurt over the final 4:25 of the third quarter, sparked by Korver's long-range shooting, opened a 13-point lead. Cleveland led by double digits most of the rest of the way to spoil the Bucks' home opener.  ... More>>

Greek Freak (37 points) leads Bucks past Celtics, 108-100

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks opened their season with a 108-100 victory over Boston on Wednesday night to spoil the homecoming of a Celtics team coming off a late and emotional season opener.    


Former Badger Brian Butch named to inaugural coaching staff for Wisconsin Herd

The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, named Steve Payne, Justin Wetzel and Jamaal Benjamin as Assistant Coaches for the team’s inaugural 2017-18 season. Appleton West High School standout and former University of Wisconsin Badger, Brian Butch, will join the Herd as a Coaching Associate. Jordan Martz was named the team’s Video Coordinator.


Bucks part ways with Koenig

The Milwaukee Bucks have parted ways with in-state product Bronson Koenig. The team requested waivers on the former Badgers star. 


Bucks sign Rush to training camp deal

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed veteran guard/forward Brandon Rush to a training camp contract.


Bucks re-sign 40-year-old G Jason Terry

The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Jason Terry after the veteran guard shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range last season.    The Bucks announced the contract Monday night. There was no word on the length or value of the deal.    T


Bucks set for "Return to the MECCA"

The Bucks are planning to take a trip back in time for a "Return to the MECCA" game on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The Bucks will host the Boston Celtics at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly known as the MECCA.  The Bucks will debut their Classic Edition uniforms in the contest. 


Wisconsin Herd picks up 11 players in expansion draft

The Wisconsin Herd now has a herd of players. The new G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks acquired 11 players in the Expansion Draft. The Herd will retain the rights to the players for two seasons.


Marquette signs deal to move with Bucks into new arena

Marquette basketball is officially moving into the Milwaukee Bucks' new downtown arena.    The Bucks and Marquette have signed a seven-year agreement for the Golden Eagles to play their home games at the Bucks' new home, which is slated to open for the 2018-19 season.    Bucks president Peter Feigin was welcoming Marquette at an announcement on Tuesday on the main concourse at the arena construction site.    The new arena is right next door to the Bradley... More>>

Milwaukee Bucks open season on road against Boston

The Milwaukee Bucks will open their 50th anniversary season on the road against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 18.    After the season opener, the Bucks open a four-game homestand at BMO Harris Bradley Center with a nationally televised game on ESPN against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 20. The Bucks also host the three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers on Dec. 19 and will play at Cleveland on Nov. 7 and March 19.    The Bucks will host defending N... More>>

Bucks to Host Cavaliers for Home Opener

 The Milwaukee Bucks will open the home schedule of their 2017-18 50th Anniversary season against the three-time defending Eastern Conference-champion Cleveland Cavaliers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, Oct. 20.


Bucks hire ex-NBA coach, player Frank Johnson as assistant

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Frank Johnson, a former NBA player and Phoenix Suns coach, as an assistant coach.    


Bucks set to hire Milt Newton as Assistant GM

The Milwaukee Bucks are closing in on a deal to make Milt Newton the assistant general manager for the franchise. 


Bucks re-sign restricted free agent guard Tony Snell

The Bucks have re-signed restricted free agent guard Tony Snell, bringing back a backcourt starter and one of the team's best defenders.    Snell set career highs in 2016-17 in points (8.5) and 3-point shooting (40.6 percent) in 80 games, all starts. His 6-foot-7 frame fits in nicely with the Bucks' length on defense.    Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the club on Monday.    Snell was acquired in October from the Chicago Bulls for guard Michael Ca... More>>

Bucks rookie's shorter shorts generate social media talk

NBA Summer League play shows Milwaukee Bucks rookie D.J. Wilson has skills for the modern league, but his uniform shorts are a bit of a throwback to an earlier era and are getting some social media attention.    The 17th overall pick in the NBA draft is averaging 11.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in the Bucks' five games. But, it's his shorter shorts that have been panned and praised on social media.    Wilson says the mid-thigh shorts are "Cali swag" that his... More>>

Cavs stomp Bucks in NBA Summer League opener, former Badger Koenig makes debut

The Cleveland Cavaliers played four strong quarters in a 82-53 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks in their opening game of the Las Vegas Summer League on Friday night.


Former Badgers guard Bronson Koenig signs two-way contract with the Bucks

A Two-Way player for the Bucks will provide services primarily for the team’s G League affiliate – the Wisconsin Herd – but can spend up to 45 days with Milwaukee, not including any time prior to the start of the Herd’s training camp and at the conclusion of his season.


Bucks finalize draft-night trade for Sterling Brown

The 76ers will receive cash considerations in exchange for Brown's draft rights. 


Bucks sign first-round draft pick D.J. Wilson

Wilson helped Michigan to a Big Ten Tournament championship and an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament in 2017 after averaging a combined 15.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over seven games in both tournaments.


Milwaukee Bucks announce 2017 Summer League roster

Milwaukee Bucks' first-round pick D.J. Wilson will get a feel for NBA action at the Summer League games.    Milwaukee's roster will be highlighted by Wilson, along with current roster players Thon Maker, Gary Payton II and Rashad Vaughn. Wisconsin standout guard Bronson Koenig also will participate in the Bucks' Summer League entry, under the direction of Summer League coach Josh Broghamer.    Milwaukee opens its Summer League games July 7 in Las Vegas against the ... More>>

Bronson Koenig Runs Shooting Academy in Johnson Creek

Former Badger shooting guard Bronson Koenig has been running around the clock after agreeing to a two way contract last week allowing him to play for the Bucks or their G-League affiliate in Oshkosh.


Bucks' Antetokounmpo named 'Most Improved Player'

The Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets have become double winners at the NBA Awards show.    Giannis Antetokounmpo won the Most Improved Player award, following Malcolm Brogdon's victory for Rookie of the Year to open the show on Monday night.    Mike D'Antoni was then voted Coach of the Year, the second time he has won the award. He led the Rockets to 55 victories and a league record for 3-pointers this season.    D'Antoni, who also won the award while ... More>>

Bucks guard Brogdon voted Rookie of the Year

Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.    The guard won the first award Monday night during the first NBA Awards show that was hosted by Drake. Brogdon beat out finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, both of the Philadelphia 76ers.    Brogdon was a second-round pick out of Virginia who led all rookies with 4.2 assists and 1.12 steals per game in helping the Bucks reach the playoffs.    Embiid had the strongest stats, avera... More>>

Koenig signs with Bucks

Bronson Koenig will continue his basketball career in his home state. The La Crosse native and former Badgers star confirmed earlier reports with an Instagram post indicating he had signed a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. 


Bucks add another young forward in Michigan's D.J. Wilson

The Milwaukee Bucks have added another young, tall player to their frontcourt after drafting Michigan's D.J. Wilson with the 17th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.    The 6-foot-10 Wilson, who had two years of college eligibility left, averaged 11 points in 2016-17. He helped fuel the Wolverines' run to the Big Ten Tournament championship and the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.    Wilson joins an already lengthy Bucks frontcourt led by 6-foot-11 Giannis ... More>>

Greg Monroe exercises player option to return to Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe has exercised his $17.8 million player option to stay with the team for 2017-18.    The 6-foot-11 Monroe had until Thursday night to make his decision. A Bucks official said before the NBA draft that Monroe had exercised the option.    Monroe averaged 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 81 games in 2016-17 for the Bucks. He provided scoring punch off the bench. More>>

Ex-Wisconsin guard Zak Showalter gets Bucks draft workout

Zak Showalter is the latest former Wisconsin Badgers basketball player to work out for the Milwaukee Bucks.    Showalter took part in workouts on Monday. 


Bucks to hire Jon Horst as general manager

The Milwaukee Bucks are staying in-house to fill their general manager vacancy.    A league source with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the team plans to name director of basketball operations Jon Horst as its next GM.    Horst would replace John Hammond, who left to take the Orlando Magic job last month. The decision was first reported by ESPN.com.    Horst will take over a young, promising roster led by All-Star forward... More>>

AP Source: Bucks opening up GM search after Hammond exit

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic.    


Bucks praise John Hammond after former GM heads to Orlando

The Milwaukee Bucks are praising former general John Hammond after he left to take the GM job with the Orlando Magic.    The Bucks owners said Tuesday in a statement that Hammond was an "incredible asset" and "true professional" during his nine-year run as general manager in Milwaukee. They say Hammond had a keen eye for talent and relentless drive to build the organization.    Perhaps the top highlight in Hammond's tenure was the selection of G... More>>

Magic hire Bucks' Hammond as General Manager

The Orlando Magic have hired Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond to be their new GM.    Hammond had been with the Bucks the past nine seasons.    Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman, whose hire was announced Tuesday morning, worked under Hammond as an assistant general manager with the Bucks from 2008-13. The two also worked together with the Detroit Pistons from 2007-08.    Hammond replaces Rob Hennigan, who was fired last mont... More>>

Bucks' Antetokounmpo named to All-NBA second team

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the All-NBA second team.


Brewers Bash Mets Pitching Again, Come Back for 11-9 Win

Manny Pina hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, capping the Milwaukee Brewers' comeback from a six-run deficit for an 11-9 win Sunday over the New York Mets.    


Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games.    Cory Joseph had five points in a 9-0 run in the final 2 minutes, including a 3-pointer with 1:27 left, to help stave off the pesky Bucks.    The Raptors move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifi... More>>

Raptors bounce back in Game 4, top Bucks 87-76 to even the series

Toronto's tested backcourt reverted to its playmaking form, especially the resurgent DeMar DeRozan. He was 12 of 22 from the field after missing all eight of his attempts in Game 3. DeRozan finished with a game-high 33 points. 


Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead

Khris Middleton scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overwhelmed the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors for a 104-77 win on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.   


Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1

Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.    DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 of his 16 in the second half and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 5-1 when playing Game 2 of a playoff series on their home court.    Game 3 is Thurs... More>>

Bucks take Game One vs. Raptors, first series opener victory on the road since 1983

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, rookie Malcolm Brogdon had 16 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.


Bucks-Raptors announce first round playoff schedule

The Milwaukee Bucks will tip off the 2017 NBA Playoffs in Toronto on Saturday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. (CT), the league announced last night. Milwaukee will host its first two home playoff games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday, April 20 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, April 22 (2 p.m.).


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