Depleted Heat try to slow Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

The Miami Heat will play host to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night in their last group-stage game of the NBA’s in-season tournament. Milwaukee (3-0 in the tournament) would win the East Group B with a victory on Tuesday. If Miami (2-1) wins and the New York Knicks (2-1) defeat the Charlotte Hornets, it would come down to point differential over the four games. The Bucks are coming off a 108-102 win over visiting Portland.

As Bucks host Blazers, Damian Lillard ready to face former team

Damian Lillard will be up against an awfully familiar foe when the Milwaukee Bucks face the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon. Lillard spent the first 11 seasons of his career with Portland, appearing in 769 games before being shipped to Milwaukee in late September as part of a three-team deal that shook up the NBA landscape. The Trail Blazers received Jrue Holiday, a 2029 first-round pick and two first-round pick swaps (2028, 2030)

Bucks seek bounce-back performance vs. struggling Wizards

For the second time this week, the Milwaukee Bucks will face the visiting Washington Wizards on Friday night, with this game being an in-season tournament matchup. Both teams are coming off losses. The Bucks lost to the host Celtics 119-116 on Wednesday to end their five-game win streak. In their first matchup with the Celtics and former teammate Jrue Holiday, the Bucks went on multiple late runs to give themselves a chance after facing a

Celtics tangle with ‘unstoppable’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo will have an opportunity to score at least 40 points for the third straight game when the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Boston Celtics in a matchup of division leaders Wednesday night. Antetokounmpo tossed in 40 during Milwaukee’s 132-125 victory over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Saturday and followed up that performance by scoring 42 in a 142-129 win against the host Washington Wizards on Monday night. Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 30.2 points per

Bucks on a roll, head east to meet struggling Wizards

Two Eastern Conference foes will get familiar with each other quickly as the Milwaukee Bucks travel Monday to take on the Washington Wizards, a team they’ll play twice in a stretch of five days. Milwaukee comes into a short two-game road trip following their fourth consecutive win, a 132-125 defeat of the Dallas Mavericks at home on Saturday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way, outdueling Mavs star Luka Doncic with a 40-point, 15-rebound and seven-assist

Mavericks take on Bucks to end road trip

The Dallas Mavericks conclude a four-game road trip on Saturday when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks, who are playing their second game in a weekend back-to-back set. Milwaukee crushed Charlotte on Friday, 130-99, in an NBA in-season tournament matchup. Seven Bucks scored at least 11 points, led by Damian Lillard’s 27. Lillard scored just 12 points on Monday in his return from a two-game absence due to a calf injury. Lillard told the Milwaukee Journal

Miles Bridges set to return as Hornets battle Bucks

The Charlotte Hornets will have a different personnel makeup when they take the court Friday night. They’re hoping for better results as well. The game is expected to mark the return of forward Miles Bridges when the Hornets take on the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. Bridges is eligible to return for the Hornets after more than a year away due to an NBA-imposed suspension regarding a domestic violence case. “He has got himself in good shape

With Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined, Bucks bid to jolt Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks will be without star Giannis Antetokounmpo for the first time this season on Wednesday when they visit the Toronto Raptors. Antetokounmpo initially was listed as probable to play due to a strained right calf. He was ruled out Wednesday afternoon. The two-time NBA MVP boasts team-leading averages in points (29.5) and rebounds (9.6) to go along with 3.6 assists in 10 games this season. The Bucks will look to overcome his absence

Bucks seek to find their defense vs. Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks will bid to bounce back from consecutive losses on the road when they host the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Milwaukee dropped a 126-124 decision to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night and a 112-97 setback to the Orlando Magic two days later. Giannis Antetokounmpo backed up his 54-point night in Indiana with a 35-point, 10-rebound, seven-assist performance vs. Orlando. With Damian Lillard sitting out a second straight game due to a

Slumping Magic get brief stop at home to face Bucks

The Orlando Magic will try to avoid a three-game losing skid when they welcome the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday for an Eastern Conference matchup. Milwaukee comes into Orlando off a 126-124 loss on Thursday at Indiana, despite 54 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo. The outburst in which Antetokounmpo shot 19-of-25 from the floor and 16-of-18 from the foul line marked his season scoring-high, and was the seventh 50-plus-point game of his career. Thursday was the