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Rapid Recap: Bucks 119, Pacers 109

Rapid Recap: Bucks 119, Pacers 109

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The smallball-by-necessity Bucks come up victorious again. Editor’s note: apologies for this not-so-rapid Rapid Recap. Apparently we needed a longer preseason! Once again without several key rotation players, the Milwaukee Bucks came up big, this time against the Indiana Pacers, 119-109. NBA.com Box Score The Bucks were once again without two starters, as Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez missed the game with minor injuries. Well, that’s three starters if you count Donte DiVincenzo, who still hasn’t made his debut, and ditto for Bobby...
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Bucks vs. Pacers Game Thread

Bucks vs. Pacers Game Thread

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM (Central) An early season clash between division foes doesn’t always lead to categorical takeaways, but with the Milwaukee Bucks filling in rotation gaps due to injury and the Indiana Pacers forging an identity under new coach Rick Carlisle, both sides should have something they can learn tonight. Can Giannis Antetokounmpo continue to evolve into a regular(ish) five? Can the Bucks avoid picking up any further knocks? Will Pat Connaughton cement his place as a member of Milwaukee’s “Big Four”?...
Oct 25, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Preview: Let’s. Get. Divisional.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Preview: Let’s. Get. Divisional.

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports It’s a question that has haunted NBA thinkers since time immemorial: What in God’s name are the Indiana Pacers doing? Solidly locked into the category of “average Eastern Conference playoff team”, they’re burning through coaches, handing out free agent contracts like candy, and still trying to make this Myles Turner/Damontas Sabonis duo work. But maybe it won’t be the same old-same old Pacers when Milwaukee comes to town tonight. Rick Carlisle is good coach, Caris LeVert might have some impactful upside left in him just...
Oct 25, 2021
Monday Morning Media Roundup: October 25th, 2021

Monday Morning Media Roundup: October 25th, 2021

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports The “Making due with Mamu (& Co.)” Edition Injuries? Who ever heard of injuries before? It was the utter absence of serious injury that became such a key component to Milwaukee’s success over the previous three seasons. Brook Lopez has been an iron man, Giannis survived a virtual knee amputation, and outside of occasional rest, knee knocks, or illness, the core playing group has benefitted from an abnormally clean bill of health. At some point the reaper’s due was going to fall on Milwaukee, and we’re getting a taste of it now to...
Oct 24, 2021
Milwaukee vs. San Antonio: Bucks Best Spurs In Texas

Milwaukee vs. San Antonio: Bucks Best Spurs In Texas

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Things got a bit weird, but the Bucks came out on top. The Milwaukee Bucks are not at full strength. Without Brook Lopez, or Bobby Portis, or Donte DiVincenzo, their basketball brand of bludgeoning opponents into submission is simply not feasible, and the San Antonio Spurs had no interest in simply laying down. Tonight, though, by virtue of grinding out trips to the foul line and some ice-cold shooting from San Antonio, the Bucks were able to walk away with a hard-fought W in their effort to simply hold the fort and await the cavalry. What...
Oct 23, 2021
Rapid Recap: Bucks 121, Spurs 111

Rapid Recap: Bucks 121, Spurs 111

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ AT&T Center is a tough place to win, but the Milwaukee Bucks topped the San Antonio Spurs 121-111 for their first victory in San Antonio since November 2017. Khris Middleton led all scorers with 28 and George Hill had 15 off the bench for the Bucks, who also welcomed back Jrue Holiday to the lineup. NBA.com Box Score Milwaukee played from behind almost the entire first quarter as Giannis picked up two early fouls but tied things up by its conclusion. Doug McDermott started afire (3/4 from deep) with 11 points but was scoreless in the second as...
Oct 23, 2021
Bucks vs Spurs: Game Thread

Bucks vs Spurs: Game Thread

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30pm (central) Hello, Bucks fans, it’s another day for the Milwaukee Bucks victory tour as defending NBA champs. Tonight they play a San Antonio Spurs team that doesn’t really have anyone you have strong feelings for. The Bucks are on the second of their three game road trip, and hope to it goes better tonight than Thursday night in South Beach did. Check out the full preview here, and follow along below and on Twitter. As always, go Bucks! Support our site! | BreakingT | ESPN+ ...
Oct 23, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs Preview: Another Old Friend To Visit

Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs Preview: Another Old Friend To Visit

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ Plus: Bud shows his mentor his ring. The NBA season isn’t even a week old and there are enough over the top narratives and hot takes people want to dish out. From Brooklyn and Philly down to Dallas and out west in California, there always seems to be something people have to talk about. Thankfully, we only need to talk about the defending NBA champs and whether Jordan Nwora and Sandro Mamukelashvili is the new future of the franchise. All of this to say, the Bucks have another game up in their short road trip and make a trip to Texas to take on...
Oct 22, 2021
Bucks Progress Report: October 22

Bucks Progress Report: October 22

What grades do we send the Bucks home with this weekend? We’re back for season two of this weekly series where Brew Hoop grades the Bucks, week by week. Only two games to go off of thus far, but this has been a Friday feature and it will stay that way. Sample sizes are small and the results in the standings were mixed. Milwaukee is enduring what will hopefully be their only injury-ridden stretch (having just 10 players healthy last night in Miami), which necessitates fielding some lineups of questionable NBA talent. Fortunately, we’re a long way away from individual...
Oct 22, 2021
Milwaukee vs. Miami: Heat Trounce Short-handed Bucks

Milwaukee vs. Miami: Heat Trounce Short-handed Bucks

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Not much to take away here. Well, unfortunately, the Milwaukee Bucks will not go 82-0 this season as they suffered their first loss at the hands of the Miami Heat, 137-95. It was about as bad as the final score indicates. The Bucks were already short-handed going into this game with Bobby Portis, Semi Ojeleye, Donte DiVincenzo, and Rodney Hood all on the mend. However, their depth took another big blow when the team announced both Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday were going to sit out this contest. An early opportunity for rest? Some trolling...
Oct 21, 2021
Rapid Recap: Bucks 95, Heat 137

Rapid Recap: Bucks 95, Heat 137

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports “The Kennel” strikes back Well, you can’t win them all, can you? Fresh off clobbering the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee was unable to keep its unbeaten streak alive and, unfortunately, the opportunity for the first 82-0 year in league history is cut short by erstwhile playoff foes the Miami Heat. Where to begin? How about the first quarter? Giannis literally took a single shot (a missed three) that set the tone on the way to a scintillating 17 point quarter. The Bucks would successfully make a grand total of 5 shots in the first 12 minutes...
Oct 21, 2021
Bucks vs. Heat Game Thread

Bucks vs. Heat Game Thread

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00pm (central). Good evening, Bucks fans, welcome back to the Milwaukee Bucks victory lap, aka the 2021-22 NBA regular season! Tonight’s opponent: the Miami Heat, once a feared nemesis and now more of an afterthought...at least that’s what they were in the postseason. Will they put up more of a fight now that they’ve retooled their roster? The Bucks will be without Jrue Holiday (as well as most of their rotation), so the good vibes might get cut short in South Beach. Here’s hoping they pull through...
Oct 21, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat: Another Past Playoff Opponent Revisited

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat: Another Past Playoff Opponent Revisited

NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the License Agreement.(Photo by Eric Espada/ Top dogs face off against pups yapping about culture. After the emotions and celebration that came with receiving their championship rings and unveiling the banner, the Milwaukee Bucks got back to playing basketball. Good times were had by all and it resulted with a win against the Brooklyn Nets, and now Milwaukee heads south to face the Miami Heat. Where We’re At The...
Oct 20, 2021
Giannis Antetokounmpo Named to NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team

Giannis Antetokounmpo Named to NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports Giannis and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the most notable representatives of Bucks receiving the #NBA75 honor. The NBA is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this season, complete with the marketing strategy and limited edition merchandise that comes with it. As a part of the commemoration, the league is releasing it’s list of the Top 75 players to have played in the NBA, and Tuesday’s list included a familiar name: Giannis Antetokounmpo. Selected to the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team... Giannis Antetokounmpo! #NBA75...
Oct 20, 2021
Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn: Bucks Cruise Past Nets on Ring Night, 127-104

Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn: Bucks Cruise Past Nets on Ring Night, 127-104

Photo by Stacy Revere/ The title defense starts off with a win In their first game of their title defense, the Milwaukee Bucks wasted no time getting started. They’d easily notch a 127-104 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Ring Night at Fiserv Forum. This one would start off with the same exact energy we saw from the Fiserv Forum crowd all summer long — pure electricity. It especially came with 7:14 left in the quarter, as a Giannis Antetokounmpo fastbreak slam dunk put everyone into an absolute frenzy. The Greek Freak would explode for 13 points in the opening...