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NBA-best Bucks continue dominance of sputtering Pistons

Feb 21, 2020 - 2:55 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo returns after a two-game absence as the Bucks roll to a league-best 47th win

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Hungry Lakers, Bucks pace NBA title chase

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:42 PM

Weeks after Kobe Bryant's shocking death, there's extra hunger for LeBron James and the Lakers to go for the NBA crown

FACE OFF. After leading their teams in the All-Stars, Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) and LeBron James resume their title quest. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

Pacers snap losing skid against Giannis-less Bucks

Feb 13, 2020 - 2:32 PM

The Pacers take advantage of a Bucks side playing minus MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo for the second straight game

SIZZLING. There's no stopping TJ Warren as he pours in 35 points against the league-leading Bucks. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Giannis Antetokounmpo welcomes son as Bucks stay on top

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo misses the Bucks game for the birth of his son Liam Charles

MVP FATHER. Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes a father.  File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Without Giannis, Bucks roll to 46th season win

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Even without reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks rally past the Sacramento Kings

'BEST TEAM'. Khris Middleton believes that the Milwaukee Bucks can manage with or without star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo from Khris Middleton's Instagram

Raptors escape Nets to extend club-best winning streak

Feb 09, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The reigning champions stay on a roll as the Raptors stretch their winning run to 14 games

IN CHARGE. Fred VanVleet (right) takes over in the final quarter. Photo from Toronto Raptors

Giannis powers NBA-best Bucks; Harden sustains scoring crown chase

Feb 05, 2020 - 4:40 PM

'It's going to be a great duel for a lot of years,' says reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo after facing the Pelicans' 19-year-old rookie star Zion Williamson

HOTSHOTS. Young league stars Giannis Antetokounmpo (right) and Zion Williamson embrace after clashing for the first time this season. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks

Harden, Giannis spark Rockets, Bucks to big NBA wins

Feb 03, 2020 - 12:39 PM

MVP contenders Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden both flirt with triple-double performances

NO. 1 TEAM. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks improve on their NBA-leading record. Photo from Instagram/@bucks

Giannis-led Bucks beat Hornets in historic Paris NBA game

Jan 25, 2020 - 11:58 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks further solidify their place at the top of the NBA standings with their 40th win of the season

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to make a case for his second straight MVP award with another double-double. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Bucks run roughshod over Kyrie, Nets

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the hot-shooting Bucks drub the Nets by 20 on the road

TOO GOOD. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo keep the league-leading Bucks far from reach in the East.

Mighty Bucks pull out close win over surging Celtics

Jan 17, 2020 - 4:26 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks clip the Celtics to avenge one of their rare losses this season

Photo from NBA

Kawhi fires season-high 43, Giannis drops 37 in dominant NBA wins

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo shows no mercy, while Kawhi Leonard puts on a scoring show for the Clippers

SIZZLING. Kawhi Leonard tallies a season-high performance in just 3 quarters. Photo from NBA

Giannis bounces back as Bucks whip Trail Blazers

Jan 12, 2020 - 5:00 PM

After tallying a season-low 13 points, reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo unleashes a huge double-double

IN THE ZONE. Giannis Antetokounmpo regains his rhythm in the Bucks’ big road win. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks

Spurs shock Bucks behind three-point barrage

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:51 PM

DeMar DeRozan and Patty Mills combine to lead the Spurs to an upset win

SHOCKER. DeMar DeRozan pours in 25 points to lead the Spurs to a shock win over the NBA No.1 Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Antetokounmpo drops double-double in return from back injury

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:35 PM

'We won 30 games before January; it's cool, but we can always do better,' says Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Bucks roll to a league-best 30-5 record

USUAL NUMBERS. Giannis Antetokounmpo quickly gets back to work against Wendell Carter Jr and the Bulls. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE

Embiid powers Sixers to big win over Giannis, Bucks

Dec 26, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Joel Embiid helps neutralize reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Sixers hand the league-leading Bucks just their fifth loss of the season

SHACKLED. Sixers big man Joel Embiid (right) turns on the defensive pressure on Bucks star  Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Giannis triple double leads NBA-best Bucks over Knicks

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:29 PM

'The hard part is making your stats count. I just want to be on the court and help my team win,' says Antetokounmpo on his triple double

ALL-AROUND GAME. Giannis Antetokounmpo records his third triple-double of the NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Giannis, Bucks outgun Lakers

Dec 20, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Milwaukee claims early bragging rights in a potential match-up of NBA Finals contenders

STAR POWER. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks to beat LeBron James' Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mavericks snap Bucks' 18-game NBA win streak

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Even without Luka Doncic, the Mavericks overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo's 48 points and 14 rebounds

ESCAPE. Kristaps Porzingis leads the Mavericks to hold off the Buck's late 17-6 run. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks breeze past Cavs to stretch franchise best start

Dec 15, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks streak to their 18th straight victory to extend their best start at 24-3

Bucks roll on; Kings upset Rockets

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Milwaukee Bucks improve to 21-3 at the top of the NBA Eastern Conference

Birthday boy Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks thump Clippers

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:54 PM

'Giannis' birthday and we searched all over the city to find a gift – couldn't find one so we gave him this one. That's all I can come up with ... because we were awful,' said losing Clippers coach Doc Rivers

BIRTHDAY BOY. File photo of Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks driving to the basket against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 04, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons; Lakers trump Jazz

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Bucks improve to 19-3 – tied for best record in the league with the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 04: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on December 04, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Heat 112-93. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Bucks keep streak alive; Sixers still undefeated at home

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks now lead the NBA Eastern Conference

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Another double-double night for Giannis Antetokounmpo. AFP Photo

Bucks streak to 10th straight win; Spurs upset Clippers

Nov 30, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo unloads 33 points and 12 boards as the Bucks cruise past the Cavs

TOO GOOD. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks stay on top of the Eastern Conference. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Giannis hits 50 to lead Bucks win; LeBron sparks Lakers

Nov 26, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks stay on top of the Eastern Conference while LeBron James and the Lakers lead the West with an NBA-best record

HOT RUN. Giannis Antetokounmpo records 17 straight double-doubles to start a season. File photo

Antetokounmpo's big triple-double leads Bucks over Blazers

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo dishes out a career-high 15 assists on top of 24 points and 19 rebounds

FULL CONTROL. Giannis Antetokounmpo drops his 16th career triple-double. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks to lose injured Middleton for 3 to 4 weeks

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Khris Middleton reportedly sustains a leg injury from the game against OKC

BIG BLOW. The Milwaukee Bucks lose All-Star guard Khris Middleton to injury. Photo from Khris Middleton's Instagram

Bucks trounce Raptors behind Antetokounmpo near triple-double

Nov 03, 2019 - 1:24 PM

The Bucks exact revenge on defending champion Raptors in their first meeting since the Eastern Conference finals last season

DO-IT-ALL. Giannis Antetokounmpo looks determined to retain his MVP award this season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Heat too hot for Giannis, Bucks

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo buries a spectacular buzzer-beating tip-in to force overtime, but the Miami Heat play spoiler in the extra period

HEARTBREAKER. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks drop a cardiac game against Bam Adebayo and the Heat at home. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks' Antetokounmpo believes he still has untapped potential

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Despite winning MVP in the NBA last season, Giannis Antetokounmpo says he still has to polish many elements of his game

BIG DREAMS. Giannis Antetokounmpo plans to deliver an NBA championship to the Bucks this season. Photo from Twitter/@Bucks

Bucks deny Westbrook winning debut for new-look Rockets

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Reigning Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo picks up where he left off from last season with a triple-double for the Bucks

WINNING NOTE. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks kick off their title bid on the right foot. Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

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