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Larry Sanders salutes the crowd after blocking Paul Pierce’s dunk

In Saturday night’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Washington Wizards, old man Paul Pierce tried to do something daring. He tried to go for a two-handed stuff on a drive. What was waiting for him wasn’t exactly pleasant. Larry Sanders snuffed the dunk and gave the crowd a salute: One of the biggest reasons why Milwaukee’s defense has been excellent thus far was...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce sparks Wizards rally over Bucks

Paul Pierce had 25 points and 10 rebounds and John Wall added 19 points and nine assists, as the Washington Wizards stormed back to pace the Milwaukee Bucks 111-110. #Wizards win another! Final: Wizards 111 – #Bucks 100 @paulpierce34 25p-10r @JohnWall 19p-9a #dcRising #WizBucks pic.twitter.com/X2R2Rxiyo9 — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 23, 2014   The...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall blocks shot and saves ball

  John Wall showed his athleticism early in Saturday’s game vs. Milwaukee Bucks, blocking Brandon Knight’s shot and then saving it before it went out of bounds. One have to wonder how Wall and his Wizards’ teammates would come out a night after rolling past the Cleveland Cavaliers. If that defensive play would be any indication, there is nothing to worry about. Wall is known...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giannis Antetokounmpo: He’s Greek and Still Growing

The Bucks shooting guard continues to get better in his second NBA season. By: Daniel Coughlin Giannis Antetokounmpo. The name is as hard to pronounce as it is to describe his multifaceted skill set. The Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard serves as the city’s beloved Greek son and as one of the pleasant surprises of the 2013 NBA Draft. We know that he came into the league projected...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lottery Player Spotlight: Brandon Knight

The 22-year-old point guard has led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 5-5 start. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) A lot of focus on the Milwaukee Bucks this season has been centered on No. 2 overall draft pick Jabari Parker and new head coach Jason Kidd. However, it’s fourth-year point guard Brandon Knight who has stolen the show. The former Kentucky Wildcat is currently posting career highs in...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Sanders needs to become better scorer

If Larry Sanders is to become an all-star player in the NBA, he will need to further develop his offensive game. Sanders is an incredible athlete and great defender, but he is not much of an offensive threat. His scoring usually comes from dunks and put-back opportunities. All-star caliber players such as Dwight Howard, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Tim Duncan are all prolific...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jason Kidd tells Joe Johnson ‘we know it’s coming to you’ during final seconds of 2nd OT

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd’s return to Brooklyn was eventful to say the least. After getting booed by the Brooklyn faithful before the game, Kidd got the last laugh as he Bucks defeated the Nets in triple overtimes. During the final seconds of the 2nd overtime, Kidd started to play mind games with SG Joe Johnson. Kidd knew that  the play was going to be drawn up for...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker scores career high 23 points, Bucks win third straight

            Jabari Parker scores two of his career high 23 points vs. Brooklyn at the Barclays Center Wednesday night (Photo: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports) Don’t look now, but the Milwaukee Bucks might just be turning a corner. Fueled by new ownership, a new coach, and some explosive young talent, the Bucks have been one of the NBA’s early season...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd Lustily Booed In Brooklyn Return

In his first trip back to Brooklyn as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. The still jilted fans at the Barclays Center, booed Jason Kidd like no tomorrow. Which was kinda weird with his freshly retired jersey hanging over their heads. Per Newsday: “I think sometimes things don’t end the right way,” Kidd said. “Sometimes things — one side talks, the other side goes about...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Kidd returns to chorus of boos in Brooklyn

In Jason Kidd’s first game back in Brooklyn since leaving the Nets in June, fans welcomed him back with a chorus of boos Wednesday night at Barclays Center. Kidd. who left this past summer to be the head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, was booed and taunted as a traitor in the arena where his retired jersey hangs in the rafters.It wasn't exactly a Mr. Kotter moment....
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight somehow misses layup in OT (Video)

Brandon Knight somehow missed a wide open layup at the end of overtime Wednesday in the Bucks-Nets game. With the game tied at 105 and just a few seconds left, Knight got a steal and raced the other direction for a layup. Perhaps because he was in a race to beat the clock, Knight threw...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Knight misses easy layup in OT

Brandon Knight went from “hero” to “goat” in a matter of seconds during Wednesday night’s Bucks-Nets game. Knight stole a pass with just four seconds remaining in the first overtime period, and he was off to the races. The game was tied at 105-105 at the time, and only a layup stood between the Bucks and a thrilling victory. The Bucks guard could taste the win as he...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Bench production wins games

Despite missing a key starter in center Larry Sanders, the Milwaukee Bucks’ great bench depth proved the team can compete with any team in the NBA with a win on Tuesday against the New York Knicks. Sanders missed Tuesday’s game with a thigh bruise injury. Backup center Zaza Pachulia started in place of Sanders. The Bucks’ bench play has kept them in many games this season...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks knock off Knicks to climb above .500

MILWAUKEE -- As Milwaukee's scoring drought got longer and the New York Knicks crawled closer, the Bucks were inviting deja vu to creep into mind. But unlike opening night, when they lost a 24-point second half lead in an overtime loss to Charlotte, the Bucks did just enough to withstand a furious comeback attempt in a 117-113 victory over the Knicks at the BMO Harris Bradley...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks hold off Knicks 117-113 to climb above .500

MILWAUKEE (AP) Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points, and the rebuilding Milwaukee Bucks climbed above .500 for the first time in more than a year by fending off the New York Knicks for a 117-113 victory Tuesday night. Zaza Pachulia added season highs of 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who improved to 6-5 on the year. It was the first time the team had a winning record since March...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fast-improving Antetokounmpo: 'I'm going to be better game by game'

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- At this time last year, Giannis Antetokounmpo was a wide-eyed teenager searching not only to find his way in the NBA, but also around a foreign country in which he'd hardly ever set foot. Antetokounmpo is still a teenager and unquestionably has a long ways to go before he reaches his vast potential, but the progress the second-year forward has made in such a...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

As Dwyane Wade sits, Heat fall to Bucks for third straight loss

  Brandon Knight made three 3-pointers down the stretch and scored 20 points, Jabari Parker scored 13 and the Milwaukee Bucks downed the slumping Miami Heat 91-84 on Sunday night. Larry Sanders, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zaza Pachulia each scored 11 for the Bucks (5-5), who started 5-21 last season. Milwaukee beat Miami for the first time in the teams' last 10 meetings, including...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Antetokounmpo striving to be next NBA superstar

At just 19 years old, Giannis Antetokounmpo has shown tremendous growth as a player in his second year in the NBA. Jason Kidd has given Antetokounmpo the same amount of playing time as he had his rookie season, and Antetokounmpo’s points per game average has nearly doubled since last year. Antetokounmpo averaged 6.8 points per game last year in 77 games played, and through nine...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone stays ready on deep Bucks bench of young players, veterans

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The reserves of the Milwaukee Bucks have adopted a saying that's become more of a mindset early on this season. "As long as you stay ready, you won't have to get ready." Through eight games, the Bucks lead the NBA in bench scoring at 46.4 points per game and have relied on their reserves for more minutes per game than any other team in the league...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How good can The Greek Freak be?

Potential is a slippery slope. It is a variable-laden, ticking time bomb. Too often players are boasted and prodded around as the future of the NBA, and then they end up hovering along the D-League wall. Then there are players who fly – somewhat – under the radar. They excite with flashes of skill and physical prowess. Giannis Antetokounmpo has the potential to be the best...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking through the eyes of Giannis Antetokounmpo

All too often do we see young, new athletes rise to fame and become distracted within the world they call their passion by money, attention and, occasionally, an assortment of rigmarole. So, to watch a young player still focused on his game and wanting nothing more than to excel tremendously and willing to execute all […] The post The Preparation: Looking Through the Eyes of Giannis...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA owners could split $1.1B if Bucks move to Seattle

The Milwaukee Bucks are under new ownership after Herb Kohl sold the team. The new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry bought the team for $550 million, but there were guidelines that came with the purchase. One of the guidelines is that NBA could buy the team back from Edens and Lasry if construction of a new arena was not ready by 2017. After the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers...
Via No Guts, No Glory
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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