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NBA MVP Antetokounmpo to play in FIBA World Cup

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Six years since his senior national team debut, Giannis Antetokounmpo hopes to power Greece to a medal finish

GREEK PRIDE. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo looks forward to donning his national colors after a spectacular NBA season. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Antetokounmpo vows to stay hungry despite NBA MVP win

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo sets his sights on an NBA championship after becoming the first Greek player to be named NBA MVP

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo says his journey has not reached its end. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Antetokounmpo captures maiden NBA MVP award

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo dethrones James Harden and becomes the first player from Greece to be named NBA MVP

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes the first player from the Milwaukee to win MVP since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar triumphed in the 1973-74 season. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 26, 2019 - 8:48 PM

Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors rally past the No. 1 Bucks to reach their first NBA finals

ROARING RAPTORS. The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the NBA Eastern Conference Finals trophy after stunning the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Justin Trudeau joins Twitter storm as Raptors clinch 1st NBA Finals

May 26, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells the Raptors to ‘bring that championship to Canada’

HISTORIC. Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors rule the NBA Eastern Conference after stunning the No. 1 Bucks. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Raptors rally past Bucks, book first ever NBA Finals trip

May 26, 2019 - 11:19 AM

(UPDATED) Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors arrange a title showdown versus the Warriors after dispatching Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 24, 2019 - 6:31 PM

The Raptors stun the Bucks on the road to move one win away from their first NBA Finals appearance

STAT STUFFER. Kawhi Leonard fills up the stats sheet as the Toronto Raptors notch their third straight win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Kawhi carries Raptors to brink of finals

May 24, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The Raptors move within a win of an NBA Finals stint as the Bucks lose 3 straight for the first time this season

Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard draw solid bench support as the Raptors thump the Bucks to level the East finals

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Savage Raptors stomp Bucks to tie series at 2-2

May 22, 2019 - 11:24 AM

The Raptors send the series against the Bucks back to square one as Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry team up for a big night

ALL EVEN. Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors recover from a 0-2 hole against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Leonard stars as Raptors claw back with win over Bucks

May 20, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Toronto survives Milwaukee in double overtime to trim its deficit in the Eastern Conference finals to 1-2

THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard continues to show the way for the Toronto Raptors. Photo from Toronto Raptors' Twitter account (@Raptors)

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 18, 2019 - 7:36 PM

MVP bet Giannis Antetokounmpo sets the tone early as the Bucks crush the Raptors for a 2-0 East finals lead

UNSTOPPABLE. Giannis Antetokounmpo drops a huge double-double in the Bucks' blowout win. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks Twitter

Bucks slaughter Raptors for 2-0 East lead

May 18, 2019 - 11:02 AM

An unforgiving Milwaukee Bucks side rip the Toronto Raptors right from the get-go

BUCKS BLOWOUT. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks cruise to a wire-to-wire win over the Raptors. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks Twitter

Giannis gets huge lift from Lopez as Bucks escape Raptors

May 16, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The Bucks rally from a double-digit deficit against the Raptors as Giannis Antetokounmpo draws help from Brook Lopez’s career-high performance

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 15: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball while being guarded by Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors in the third quarter in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Fiserv Forum on May 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Bucks vs Raptors – 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

May 16, 2019 - 12:21 AM

Top MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take on Kawhi Leonard's stacked Raptors side for the Eastern Conference crown

GAME SCHEDULE: NBA Western and Eastern Conference finals 2019

May 14, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Mark your calendars! Here's the 2019 NBA conference finals schedule, Philippine time

Bucks lose Pau Gasol for rest of NBA playoffs

May 11, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The six-time All-Star has undergone surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot

BACK SOON. Paul Gasol is expected to make full recovery by training camp. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks boot out Celtics, book first conference finals berth

May 09, 2019 - 11:09 AM

The Bucks pounce on the Celtics to take the series at 4-1 and clinch their first NBA Eastern Conference finals berth in 18 years

After absorbing a shock Game 1 loss, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks drub the Celtics in the next 4 games. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks take commanding 3-1 lead over Celtics

May 07, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks move within a win of advancing to the NBA Eastern Conference finals

BIG BUCKS. George Hill (left) and Giannis Antetokounmpo deliver the goods for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

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May 05, 2019 - 1:44 AM

The Trail Blazers pull out a 4OT win against the Nuggets in the longest NBA playoff game since 1953 as the Bucks also go up 2-1 versus the Celtics

BIG BUCKETS. Rodney Hood (right) comes through the clutch for the Trail Blazers against the Nuggets that also go all out behind Nikola Jokic. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Bucks power past Celtics for 2-1 series lead

May 04, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo flirts with a triple-double as the top-seeded Bucks trip the Celtics on the road

UPPER HAND. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks regain homecourt advantage.  Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks shred Celtics to level series

May 01, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The Bucks even it all up against the Celtics behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton

NO LETUP. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jayson Tatum fight for the loose ball in the game Milwaukee dominated virtually all the way. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics baffle Bucks to draw first blood in playoff series

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:01 AM

Kyrie Irving and Al Horford deliver as Boston shuts down Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Eastern Conference semifinals opener

EAST JUGGERNAUTS. Kyrie Irving says the Boston Celtics issued a statement against the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Giannis runs roughshod on Pistons as Bucks sweep 1st round

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:14 AM

The Bucks win a playoff series for the first time since 2001 and will face the Celtics, the team that eliminated them in the first round last season

READY YOUR BROOMS. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks sweep their way into the second round of the NBA playoffs. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

Bucks take 3-0 series lead over Pistons

Apr 21, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of sweeping the first-round series against the Detroit Pistons

STREAKING. Khris Middleton leads 6 other Bucks players who tallied double digits. Photo from Khris Middleton's Instagram

Bucks blow out Pistons anew, take 2-0 series lead

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks stay true to form against the hapless Detroit Pistons

NO LETUP. MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo proves to be a force yet again.

Bucks deliver playoff message with Game 1 crushing of Pistons

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee run roughshod over the hapless Detroit to kick off their hunt for an NBA championship

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo shows way for the Bucks over the Pistons in their Eastern Conference playoff duel. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Playoff hungry Nets topple top-seeded Bucks

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Nets hack out a huge upset win over the No. 1 Bucks to boost their playoff bid

MAJOR UPSET. D'Angelo Russell and the Nets take advantage of the shorthanded Bucks. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Apr 05, 2019 - 8:39 PM

The Bucks put a lock on the top seed in the East as the defending champion Warriors tighten their hold of the No.1 spot in the West

SENSATIONAL. Giannis Antetokounmpo pumped in MVP numbers to tow the Bucks to a thrilling win over the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter.

Bucks outlast Sixers to clinch East top seed

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks secure homecourt advantage throughout the NBA playoffs

Giannis returns to power Bucks' win

Apr 02, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'I want to play every game – rest is not in my dictionary,' says Antetokounmpo in his return from injury

NO REST. Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 28 points to lead the Bucks to a victory. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Young hits game-winner as Hawks topple short-handed Bucks

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The Bucks play without MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and stars Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe

YOUNG BUCK. Trey Young continues to stake his claim for the Rookie of the Year award. Photo from

Finding little resistance, East top 3 stay on track

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers forge dominant wins to continue lording it over the East

TOPNOTCH. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the league-leading Bucks roll to their 57th victory. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Bucks, Hornets set for Paris meeting

Mar 29, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Paris is set to host the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets in a regular NBA season game

FRENCH CONNECTION. Giannis Antetokounmpo (center) and the Bucks get to play in Paris for the first time against a Hornets side led by French stars Tony Parker and Nicolas Batum. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Mar 28, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Check out an ice-cool maximum, a stunning block and a massive dunk

ICE-COOL. Chris Paul shows off his wares in the Bucks-Rockets duel. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bledsoe steals show in Giannis, Harden MVP showdown

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe goes on a tear to power the Bucks past the Rockets

TAKING CHARGE. Eric Bledsoe takes over as the Bucks trip Chris Paul and the Rockets. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Antetokounmpo, Bucks exact revenge vs Cavaliers

Mar 25, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The MVP candidate shines on both ends as Milwaukee claims its 55th win of the season

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo provides another MVP-worthy performance for the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Sexton powers Cavs over Giannis-less Bucks

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Behind Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson, the Cavs upset a Bucks side playing minus MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo

TAKE CHARGE. Collin Sexton and the Cavs make the most out of a lucky break. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA-best Bucks lose Mirotic with broken left thumb

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The Bucks suffer another injury blow as Spanish forward Nikola Mirotic may be out for at least two weeks

KEY COG. Nikola Mirotic averages a career-high 15.6 points for the Bucks. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Antetokounmpo sits out but Bucks still trounce Lakers

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Lakers continue to teeter on the brink of playoff elimination as they miss the services of LeBron James

SPLASH MOUNTAIN. Brook Lopez takes over the scoring cudgels from Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Bucks' win over the Lakers. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Sixers beat East-leading Bucks to clinch playoffs spot

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo outduels Joel Embiid in their individual matchup but Philadelphia takes one over Milwaukee in a battle of Eastern Conference giants

NO EARLY VACATIONS. Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are playoff-bound again. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Bucks storm back from 20 points down to beat Heat

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks flip the switch just in time against the Heat

BIG BUCKS. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks bank on a huge second-half run. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks bounce back from losses to punish Pacers

Mar 08, 2019 - 2:47 PM

After dropping back-to-back games for the first time, the league-leading Bucks regain their swagger against the Pacers

BOUNCING BACK. Giannis Antetokounmpo makes sure the Bucks get over the hump quickly. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Pau Gasol thrilled to join Bucks

Mar 04, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The two-time NBA titlist provides a solid inside presence on the court as well as championship knowledge and a strong locker room leader off the court

NEW CREW. Pau Gasol will be playing for his fifth NBA team in his 18-year career. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Mitchell fires career-high as Jazz rally past Giannis, Bucks

Mar 03, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Donovan Mitchell erupts for 46 points as the Jazz storm back from 17 points down against the Bucks

Bucks drub Lakers to lock up first playoff spot

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon take over as the Bucks clip the Lakers to solidify their hold of the top spot

ENDGAME HEROICS. Eric Bledsoe fuels the Bucks' late run. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks set to land Gasol after Spurs buyout

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Spanish center Pau Gasol is set to team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and a Milwaukee squad that already boasts the NBA's best record

MAJOR ROLE. The Bucks expect the 18-year NBA veteran Pau Gasol to play a key role in their title bid. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers, Bucks pull off escape acts

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:55 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers snap a two-game skid as the Bucks stay on top of the league after an overtime win

Middleton hits clutch triple to lift Bucks over Celtics

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo take charge as the Bucks escape the Celtics to improve to a league-best 44-14 record

GAME-WINNER. Khris Middleton leads the Bucks to a one-point escape over the Celtics. Photo from NBA Twitter

Antetokounmpo dominates as Bucks rally past Pacers

Feb 14, 2019 - 4:04 PM

'He's a monster,' Pacers coach Nate McMillan says of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who erupts for 33 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists

ON TOP. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the NBA-leading Bucks roll to another record on the road. Photo fro NBA Twitter