“The competition is really good in the East,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Our guys understand that and that’s the job of the coaching staff to figure out where we can improve.”
Donte DiVincenzo played just 27 games as a rookie for Milwaukee because of left-heel bursitis, but he has proven indispensable in 50 games this season, averaging 9.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals.
Milwaukee builds a 29-point halftime lead in winning for the 15th time in 17 games.
"The biggest thing about Milwaukee certainly is that Giannis is going to challenge you," a scout said. "And what he's doing now is shooting the three. If he does that, he's unstoppable. He's driving into the lane and not being contested. So you need some thick, some wide bodies to get in that lane and just keep him out of there, and try, if you can. But that's the tall task."
After an impressive rout of the Bucks, GM Elton Brand believes that this 76ers team, with two new starters, just needs time.
Perhaps more than any team, the Sixers are tailored to match up against the Bucks: There isn't another team in the NBA that can force Giannis Antetokounmpo to play 48 minutes with an elite defensive center standing at the business end of his ferocious wing-to-low-block drives.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's athleticism still is there, now bolstered by emerging leadership and outside shooting skills that might just make Milwaukee (27-4) the team to beat this season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto last season. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier.
MILWAUKEE — When the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers faced off Sunday night in Game 7 of their second-round Eastern Conference playoff …
Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Saturday was a relatively quiet night for Joel Embiid. He notched 27 points and 14 rebounds, went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line and blocked two shots in the Sixers' 105-103 win against the Charlotte Hornets - and he did it all on a recently rolled ankle. That's how it's been for the Sixers center in the early days of this season: He can fill a stat sheet with impressive numbers and it's ...
Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Bucks, who improved to 4-0 for the first time since the 2001-02 season.
The Bucks couldn't keep up with the red-hot 76ers, dropping to seventh in the Eastern Conference and drawing a first-round matchup with the Celtics.
Eric Bledsoe added 22 points, and Jabari Parker had 13 to keep Milwaukee in seventh place in the Eastern Conference — a half-game game behind the sixth-place 76ers.
Marshall, who last played in the NBA in 2016, played 28 games with the Bucks during the 2014-15 season.
With the Milwaukee Bucks set to face the Boston Celtics in the "Return to the MECCA" on Oct. 26 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly kn…
The Milwaukee Bucks added some much-needed 3-point shooting depth on Thursday by acquiring the draft rights to former SMU player Sterling Brown from the Philadelphia 76ers.
Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
ntetokounmpo scored 24 points, Tony Snell had 18 of his season-high 21 in the first half and the Bucks never trailed in a 112-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Reserve center Greg Monroe’s season-high 28 points led the Bucks, who lost for the sixth time in seven games in seeing their record fall to 21-24.
Foul trouble plagues Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scores 23 points in 113-104 loss.
Jabari Parker scored a season-high 33 points but the Bucks still lost their second straight game to a winless squad. The Bucks fell 112-106 to the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night at the Bradley Center.