Surging Nets win 8th straight in beating Bucks

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant scored 24 points, and the Nets held Giannis Antetokounmpo scoreless in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-100 on Friday night, winning their eighth straight to match their longest winning streak since moving to Brooklyn a decade ago.

Bucks use lopsided run after Nash ejected, beat Nets 110-99

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 43 points, 14 rebounds and five assists as the Milwaukee Bucks went on a lopsided run after Brooklyn coach Steve Nash was ejected in the third quarter and beat the Nets 110-99.  Nash was ejected for the first time as Nets coach since taking over at the start of the 2020-21 season. Nash was ejected twice during his 18-season playing career. Bobby Portis had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Milwaukee, while Jrue Holiday had 15 points. Kevin Durant scored 33, Kyrie Irving 27 and Royce O’Neale 12 for the Nets.

Bucks talk season expectations, EuroBasket at media day

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Basketball season is right around the corner, and the Milwaukee Bucks are ready to make another run for the NBA Championship. The Bucks held Media Day on Sunday, as they prepare for the season opener. Much of…

Bucks bring home first-ever NBA 2K League championship

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The Bucks are making a habit of winning, but this time it wasn't on the court. The Bucks gaming squad brought home their first-ever NBA 2K League championship  Saturday. In the 2K League, teams compete against each…

Bucks to open season in Philly, play Celtics on Christmas

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Dust off your calendar, the Bucks schedule for the 2022-23 season was announced Wednesday. Milwaukee will look to win its second title in three seasons, as Giannis tries to reclaim his throne as NBA MVP. The season…

Connaughton signs multi-year deal with Bucks

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Pat Connaughton put pen to paper and signed a multi-year extension with the Bucks, the team announced Monday. In a team statement, Bucks General Manager Jon Horst said, "Pat is a key contributor to our success with…

Bucks announce roster for 2022 Summer League in Las Vegas

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Fans hungry for more Bucks basketball won't have to wait long. The 2022 Summer League season is just days away, with players looking to cement their place on the roster for the regular season. The Bucks announced…

Bucks take G League Ignite wing MarJon Beauchamp at No. 24

The Milwaukee Bucks capitalized on a rare opportunity to pick in the first round of the draft by taking NBA G League Ignite wing MarJon Beauchamp with the 24th overall selection. The 6-foot-5 Beauchamp averaged 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Ignite this season. That was the latest step in a circuitous path to the NBA that included stops at four different high schools and Yakima Valley College. Beauchamp shapes up to be the first opening-round pick the Bucks have kept beyond draft night since taking Donte DiVincenzo 17th overall in 2018.

Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges top NBA All-Defensive first team; Antetokounmpo also named to first team

Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive first team, with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns joining him as the other guard. Former Defensive Players of the Year Rudy Gobert of Utah and Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee were also voted Friday to the first team along with Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Smart received 99 first-place votes and 198 points from the panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Bridges, the runner-up to Smart for the league’s top defensive award, got 95 first-team votes and two second-team votes for a total of 193 points.