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Tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA MVP at end of season awards

Greek star led Bucks to league’s best regular-season recordSlovenia’s Luka Doncic named Rookie of the YearThe Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA finals, but they won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuab…

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The Milwaukee Bucks’ remarkable season now feels like a failure

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks had a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Then Toronto fought backJust like that, the Milwaukee Bucks went from being in the perfect position to make their first NBA finals since 1974, putting togeth…

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Antetokounmpo and Harden head All-NBA teams as LeBron’s streak ends

Steph Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic also in first teamLeBron James missed first team for first time since 2007Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker were also big winners when the All-NBA te…

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Drake v Bucks feud grows as Milwaukee turns its ire on rapper’s courtside antics

Raptors super-fan has been vocal during NBA playoff gamesRapper trolls Milwaukee star Giannis AntetokounmpoAs the Toronto Raptors have made their way through the NBA playoffs, casual viewers may have wondered if Drake was coaching the team rather than …

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Bucks say they got ‘punched’ as Raptors level NBA Eastern Conference finals

Playoff series tied at 2-2 as Toronto win second game in successionWinner of best-of-seven series will face Warriors in NBA finalsWith a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwauk…

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NBA playoffs: Raptors strike back against Bucks in double-overtime thriller

Milwaukee lead Eastern Conference finals 2-1 despite lossBrilliant Kawhi Leonard leads way for Toronto with 36 pointsKawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night …

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Bucks inch closer to NBA finals with dominant Game 2 win over Raptors

Bucks defeat Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 lead in East finalsAntetokounmpo leads way with 30 points, 17 reboundsGiannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, ano…

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Bucks inch closer to NBA finals with dominant Game 2 win over Raptors

Bucks defeat Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 lead in East finalsAntetokounmpo leads way with 30 points, 17 reboundsGiannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, ano…

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Bucks rally late to take Game 1 of NBA Eastern Conference finals over Raptors

Toronto Raptors 100-108 Milwaukee BucksBrook Lopez scores 13 of his 29 points in final quarterBrook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the …

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NBA Conference finals: Curry brothers face off as Antetokounmpo waits

It’s Golden State v Portland in the West, and Toronto v Milwaukee in the East. We look at the factors that will decide the teams for the NBA finalsAfter Sunday’s two tightly contested Game 7s, the NBA Conference finals are finally set. The well-rested …

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Kyrie Irving wanted to lead a team in the NBA playoffs. He led them to the exit

A fully healthy Kyrie Irving was supposed to help lead the Boston Celtics to the NBA finals. Instead, the Milwaukee Bucks exposed them in the second round and his future looks uncertainIt felt like a mercy killing, really. Last night the Milwaukee Buck…

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NBA playoffs: Rockets outlast Warriors to level Western Conference semi-final

Golden State Warriors 108-112 Houston RocketsMilwaukee Bucks take 3-1 series lead against Boston CelticsJames Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night to even their Western…

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NBA playoff power rankings: Warriors still top as Celtics rise in the East

The first round of the NBA playoffs are over and the second round is already underway. The Rockets are dangerous despite a Game 1 loss while the 76ers have problemsIt wasn’t the most exciting first round of the NBA playoffs. In fact, there were exactly…

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The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks step up?It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifet…

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Malcolm Brogdon: ‘People think if you’re black you can’t be both educated and a sportsman’

The guard has helped his team to the best record in the NBA. He talks to Donald McRae about race, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his drive to fight povertyIt’s still winter in America, with downtown Milwaukee lined by banks of dirty snow, but there is sunsh…

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NBA trade deadline: Former No1 pick Fultz to Magic as Gasol heads to Raptors

Eastern Conference leading Bucks acquire Nikola MiroticMarkelle Fultz has struggled so far during NBA careerFormer No1 overall pick Markelle Fultz has a new home, going from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Orlando Magic according to multiple sources as t…

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Sterling Brown and the tasing of the black American dream

Milwaukee police didn’t just assault a basketball player, they damaged the hopes young people of color have of a better lifeSterling Brown: Milwaukee police apologize to NBA playerAnother day, another black man violently assaulted by five rogue police …

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‘This could be bad’: Video of police tasing Milwaukee Bucks rookie worries mayor

Footage of stungun arrest will be released to public this weekBrown was being questioned over parking violation when tasedSource tells Journal Sentinel that tasing arrest was ‘unprovoked’Milwaukee’s mayor, Tom Barrett, said he is concerned about public…

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Boston Celtics win Game 7 against Milwaukee Bucks to advance in NBA playoffs

Al Horford and Terry Rozier score 26 points apiece in victoryCeltics will play Philadelphia 76ers in Conference semi-finalsAl Horford and Terry Rozier scored 26 points apiece, and even Giannis Antetokounmpo tipped in a basket for the Celtics on Saturda…

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Bucks edge Celtics on Antetokounmpo tip-in as Spurs tip Warriors to stay alive

Giannis tip-in lifts Milwaukee to Game 4 win over BostonSpurs stave off elimination with victory over Golden StateGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with five seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the …