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Bucks to Play Knicks in Quarterfinals of the In-Season Tournament

Bucks to Play Knicks in Quarterfinals of the In-Season Tournament

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Let the games begin! After beating the Miami Heat last night to clinch Group B, the Milwaukee Bucks will face the New York Knicks in the quarterfinals of the knockout rounds of the NBA’s In-Season Tournament. The game will take place in Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. CST. Milwaukee also claimed the top spot in the East side of the bracket thanks to a point differential (+46) over the Indiana Pacers who were the only other 4-0 team (+39). In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals schedule ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/DoCFeNukmE—...
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Whose team is this?

Whose team is this?

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports In practice and in theory One of the most pressing questions coming into the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2023–24 campaign was how Damian Lillard would fit with Giannis Antetokounmpo. They had spent their entire careers as lone wolves for the teams that drafted them, trailblazers who bucked the trend of superstars leaving for glitzier media markets. United at last, would they become the Warriors or the Nets? Yet another pressing question concerned yet another addition: that of Adrian Griffin. After honing his craft under Nick Nurse, he arrived to...
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Bucks vs. Heat: Another clutch victory

Bucks vs. Heat: Another clutch victory

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Get your blood pressure medication, Bucks fans Well, it is now two games in a row where the Milwaukee Bucks have had to return from a fourth-quarter deficit to win. After coming back down by 26 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, the Bucks only needed to make up four points heading into the fourth to pull off this comeback against the Miami Heat. Thanks to clutch shots from Damian Lillard and Khris Middleton, the Bucks beat a Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro-less Heat team, 131-124. With the win, Milwaukee won Group B with a 4-0...
22 hours ago
Rapid Recap: Bucks 131, Heat 124

Rapid Recap: Bucks 131, Heat 124

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Bucks clinch Group B of the In-Season Tournament The Milwaukee Bucks concluded their In-Season Tournament group play with a 131-124 win over the Miami Heat in South Beach. With the win, the Bucks have won Group B and will finish as a top-two team in the Eastern Conference pool and head to the knockout round. NBA.com Box Score Game Recap After getting off to a rough start against the Trail Blazers on Sunday, the Bucks started much better against the Heat as they began the game up 12-2. Milwaukee’s offense was clicking, but after a...
Nov 28, 2023
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat Preview: Will In-Season Tournament perfection continue?

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat Preview: Will In-Season Tournament perfection continue?

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Miami on the road; what could go wrong? On Tuesday evening, the Milwaukee Bucks head to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat. The matchup will be the Bucks’ second game against the Heat and their fourth game of the In-Season Tournament. Where We’re At The Bucks are coming off of their second largest comeback win in franchise history, after erasing a 26-point deficit against the Trail Blazers. Such a feat probably shouldn’t have been necessary against a rebuilding Portland team, but close games have been the story of the early season...
Nov 27, 2023
Bucks vs. Trail Blazers: That was a close one

Bucks vs. Trail Blazers: That was a close one

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Milwaukee overcomes a lackluster first half to pull off a historic comeback For their final game of the week, after taking two against the Wizards and losing to the Celtics on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks hosted Damian Lillard’s old team, the Portland Trail Blazers, for a Sunday matinee game at Fiserv Forum. It wasn’t a pretty game, but the Bucks got what they needed as they pulled off the second-largest comeback in franchise history (26 points) over the Blazers, winning 108-102. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a strong game, going for 33...
Nov 27, 2023
Monday Morning Media Roundup: Self-Seeking

Monday Morning Media Roundup: Self-Seeking

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Milwaukee Bucks links for your perusal on November 27th, 2023 Yes, please chuckle along at home to this week’s MMMR title because I’m aware it is stating the obvious. What I mean more than my not having a clue is that I don’t think anyone can definitively say what the Milwaukee Bucks principles are. That they can absolutely buzzsaw opponents in “clutch time” minutes (i.e. the last five minutes of the fourth quarter) is one principle. Besides that they... are certainly out there on the court. Which, hey, if you’re going to be...
Nov 26, 2023
Rapid Recap: Bucks 108, Trail Blazers 102

Rapid Recap: Bucks 108, Trail Blazers 102

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Giannis shines in 26-point comeback win over Portland In a game that was supposed to have a ton of juice for the Milwaukee Bucks because of Damian Lillard playing his old team in the Portland Trail Blazers, the Bucks didn’t provide much in the first half. However, with a 17-3 run in the fourth quarter, Milwaukee found life to complete a 26-point comeback over the Blazers, 105-102. Giannis Antetkoumpo had a strong performance going for 33 points, 16 rebounds, and six assists. Dame recovered after a bad start to go for 27 points, five...
Nov 26, 2023
Bucks vs. Trail Blazers: Game Thread

Bucks vs. Trail Blazers: Game Thread

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 PM Central Damian Lillard spent 11 seasons as one of the most beloved Portland Trail Blazers of all time. Now for the first time in his career, Lillard will take on his former squad as the Milwaukee Bucks host the Blazers at Fiserv Forum for a Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM CST. Check out the full preview here, and follow along below and on Twitter. As always, go Bucks! Support our site! | BreakingT | ESPN+ | ESPN+ 30 For 30 | fuboTV | Disney+
Nov 26, 2023
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Saying hello to old friends

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Saying hello to old friends

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Lillard will take on his old squad for the first time as an opponent The centerpiece of the Milwaukee Bucks’ off-season was their acquisition of Portland Trail Blazers icon Damian Lillard. While Lillard only reached the Western Conference Finals once, Dame’s commitment to Portland and “not running from the grind” endeared him to the Trail Blazer faithful. Now for the first time in his career, Lillard will sit on the opposing bench as his new team, the Bucks, will take on the Trail Blazers today. Where We’re At The Bucks took two...
Nov 25, 2023
Bucks vs. Wizards: Burn the Tape

Bucks vs. Wizards: Burn the Tape

Brook Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Damian Lillard combine for 101 points In the second game against the Washington Wizards in less than a week’s time, the Milwaukee Bucks once again struggled mightily defensively, even as they did just enough scoring to edge out a tight 131-128 victory. Game Summary The start of the game wasn’t particularly edifying for the referees or for the concept known as off-ball effort. There was plenty of confusion about who last touched the ball before going out of bounds, made worse in part because neither team had a ton of interest in...
Nov 24, 2023
Rapid Recap: Bucks 131, Wizards 128

Rapid Recap: Bucks 131, Wizards 128

Another shootout! In their third matchup of the NBA In-Season Tournament, the Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Washington Wizards for their second meeting of the season. In another instant classic (ugh), the Bucks muscled out a 131-128 victory. NBA.com Box Score Game Recap Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole scored early for Washington, but Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard were able to match. Neither team was able to pull away early, and Dame and Bobby Portis brought the Bucks within one point at the end of the first quarter. The shootout continued into the second period, with...
Nov 24, 2023
Bucks Tracking Poll Results: Week 4

Bucks Tracking Poll Results: Week 4

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Support for Griffin & Beasley is up after a string of Ws Our latest Tuesday Tracker posed ten questions, some centered around preseason expectations compared to reality at the fifteen-game mark. We also went back to the fifth starter well, and the results look significantly different than when the question was posed a week prior thanks to a Malik Beasley hot streak and a MarJon Beauchamp injury. Here’s a rundown: Nearly half (48%) of respondents think Beasley should remain a starter, up a whopping 34% from a week prior. Beauchamp’s...
Nov 24, 2023
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards Preview: Home for the Holidays

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards Preview: Home for the Holidays

Photo by KeShawn Ennis/NBAE via Bucks look to get back on track after an uneven road trip The Milwaukee Bucks return to the court fresh off some Thanksgiving R&R to host the Washington Wizards in another In-Season Tournament game. After a loss to the Boston Celtics, some home cooking against one of the worst teams in the league may be exactly what the doctor ordered. Where We’re At Ultimately, Wednesday’s matchup with the Boston Celtics turned out to be something of a letdown. The Bucks started poorly and never capably closed the distance until, unexpectedly, the...
Nov 23, 2023
Bucks vs. Celtics: No Fourth Quarter Miracle

Bucks vs. Celtics: No Fourth Quarter Miracle

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Bucks comeback falls short as the Celtics hit 17 three-pointers After taking care of business on Monday against the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks had their second big test of the season as they went into Boston to take on the Celtics in a battle for the one seed in the East. It was also an emotional game, as it was the first time that Jrue Holiday would be playing against the Bucks since they traded him for Damian Lillard. Despite a big fourth-quarter effort, the Bucks couldn’t escape a rough first half as they fell to the...