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Jan 19, 2021
Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn: Bucks Fall in Final Minutes During Superstar Showdown

Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn: Bucks Fall in Final Minutes During Superstar Showdown

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Khris Middleton’s last second three rimmed out Despite a frigid 29.7% performance from beyond the arc, the Milwaukee Bucks nearly bested a slightly shorthanded Brooklyn Nets team, ultimately falling 123-125. The initial period went back-and-forth, but a late scoring run by Milwaukee helped them recapture a 34-28 advantage when the first quarter concluded. The second period was similarly neck-and-neck, but a 4-19 performance from beyond the arc meant the Bucks trailed 57-56 at half. Brooklyn looked dangerously close to pulling away in the...
Jan 18, 2021
Rapid Recap: Nets 125, Bucks 123

Rapid Recap: Nets 125, Bucks 123

Photo by Al Bello/ Kevin Durant’s late 3-pointer sends Brooklyn past Milwaukee In a duel down to the final seconds, the Milwaukee Bucks were outlasted by the Brooklyn Nets, 125-123. NBA.com Box Score The Bucks would take advantage of Brooklyn turnovers to hold a lead after one, showing that the Nets had some initial bumps to iron out in their lineup. But, despite the rocky start, the Nets are an extremely talented team and rode hot shooting to lead by a single digit at the intermission, 57-56. Brooklyn’s 3-point shooting would keep them in front throughout the...
Jan 18, 2021
Bucks vs. Nets Game Thread

Bucks vs. Nets Game Thread

Photo by Al Bello/ Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 pm (central) The Milwaukee Bucks look to keep the winning streak going against the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets have added James Harden to give them a talented Big 3 with him Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but the latter star will miss tonight’s game, per Woj. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving continues to ramp up his conditioning and will miss tonight's game against Milwaukee, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 18, 2021 Check out the full preview here, and follow along below and on Twitter. As...
Jan 18, 2021
Weekly NBA Game Thread: Week of Jan. 18th, 2021

Weekly NBA Game Thread: Week of Jan. 18th, 2021

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via The standings begin to work themselves out Every Monday at 5:00 PM Central (for the foreseeable future) this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. This is your place to discuss all the NBA’s action happening during the week when the Bucks are off-duty. Remember those really strange small-sample standings from two Weekly Threads ago? Well, I regret to inform you that the fun and games are officially over: After some high-flying starts by the likes of the Cleveland...
Jan 18, 2021
Bucks vs. Nets Preview: A Close Look at the New-Look Super Team

Bucks vs. Nets Preview: A Close Look at the New-Look Super Team

Photo by Al Bello/ Old rivalries renewed Another week of Milwaukee Bucks basketball gets underway as the Bucks get a marquee matchup on Martin Luther King Day against the Brooklyn Nets. This game was already going to catch a few eyes when the Nets had Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to highlight, but with their blockbuster trade for James Harden, it will give Milwaukee a good test at how they stack compared to another Eastern Conference contending rival. Where We’re At The Bucks are coming off a perfect week with wins against the Magic, Pistons, and Mavericks...
Jan 18, 2021
Monday Morning Media Roundup: January 18th, 2021

Monday Morning Media Roundup: January 18th, 2021

Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/ The “Brooklyn is a figment of geographic imagination, anyhow” Edition In surveying the NBA landscape in the wake of last week’s James Harden trade to the Brooklyn Nets, there appeared to be two Bucks-specific narratives emerging: Either you thought the Bucks actually matched up well against Kyrie Irving, Harden, and Kevin Durant defensively, or your skepticism of Milwaukee’s odds of advancing out of the East grew when you combined recent (bad) history with the emergence of a true super team. As ever, I’m far too basketball dumb to...
Jan 16, 2021
Brew Hoop Neighborhood Watch: The Reimagined Eastern Conference

Brew Hoop Neighborhood Watch: The Reimagined Eastern Conference

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Welcome to the Brew Hoop Neighborhood Watch. The NBA is a vibrant community, and while the Milwaukee Bucks are our preferred resident, we still want to be in touch with our neighbors around the league. After all, that’s what good neighbors are for. Today, we take a look around at the updated Eastern Conference and ask how strong of an obstacle they present in the Bucks’ quest to make the NBA Finals. It’s been a long time since our last Neighborhood Watch meeting, but it’s tough to watch your neighborhood when everybody is...
Jan 16, 2021
Milwaukee vs. Dallas: Bucks Escape With a Narrow 112-109 Victory

Milwaukee vs. Dallas: Bucks Escape With a Narrow 112-109 Victory

It was sloppy, but a win is a win In their first meeting of the year, the Milwaukee Bucks knocked off the Dallas Mavericks Friday evening at Fiserv Forum, 112-109. Dallas would be without seven players due to health concerns, which the Bucks didn’t waste any time taking advantage of. Giannis Antetokounmpo immediately made his presence felt, totaling a quick 10 points in the opening period of play. That’d help grant the Bucks a 30-23 lead heading into the second quarter. The Bucks would continue their hot and consistent field goal shooting, with Giannis leading the rampage....
Jan 15, 2021
Rapid Recap: Bucks 112, Mavericks 109

Rapid Recap: Bucks 112, Mavericks 109

Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Milwaukee Bucks narrowly edged out the Dallas Mavericks, 112-109, for their seventh win in eight games. NBA.com Box Score Despite coming into the game shorthanded, the Mavericks gave Milwaukee more than enough to handle. The first half saw the Bucks only leading by eight, 55-47, partially due to a particularly poor half at the free throw line for Giannis Antetokounmpo along with nine team turnovers. Once again, the Mavericks weaseled their way back into the game as the Bucks went cold in the third while Giannis rode the pine with a...
Jan 15, 2021
Bucks vs. Mavericks Game Thread

Bucks vs. Mavericks Game Thread

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Tipoff is set for 6:30 pm (central) The Milwaukee Bucks are back in action in a Friday primetime ESPN game against a Dallas Mavericks team that’s shorthanded due to COVID-19 protocols. They should, however, have Kristaps Porzingis active. 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+
Jan 15, 2021
Bucks vs. Mavericks Preview: We’re Going (Win) Streaking?

Bucks vs. Mavericks Preview: We’re Going (Win) Streaking?

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Several Mavericks players continue to quarantine due to COVID-19 The Milwaukee Bucks will look to take their winning streak to four games when they host the Dallas Mavericks tonight at Fiserv Forum. Where We’re At The Bucks defeated the Detroit Pistons for the third time this season, 110-101 on Wednesday night. The game was never close, even though the final score might say otherwise. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 22 points and Jrue Holiday poured in 21 of his own. Milwaukee also got big contributions off the bench from Bobby...
Jan 14, 2021
Milwaukee vs. Detroit: Bucks Leave the Motor City Victorious, 110-101

Milwaukee vs. Detroit: Bucks Leave the Motor City Victorious, 110-101

Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Jrue Holiday flashes his skillset in the W For the third time this season, the Milwaukee Bucks knocked off the Detroit Pistons, this time in Detroit. They’d leave town with a 110-101 victory over their divisional foes. After a clumsy start to the game by both teams, the threes started to fall — and three of them belonged to Brook Lopez. That’d be the leading factor in Milwaukee quickly mounting a double-digit lead, which they’d carry into the second quarter. The Bucks would be 7-of-11 on threes in the first quarter and...
Jan 13, 2021
Rapid Recap: Bucks 110, Pistons 101

Rapid Recap: Bucks 110, Pistons 101

Photo by Leon Halip/ The Milwaukee Bucks notched yet another victory against the Detroit Pistons in this deja vu matchup, 110-101. NBA.com Box Score Facing the Detroit Pistons for the third time in six games isn’t exactly a recipe for a game to remember, and tonight didn’t disappoint in that regard. This one’s heading out of the memory banks the second my head hits the pillow. The first half was much of the domination we’ve grown accustomed to this past week, with the Bucks leaping out to a 58-47 halftime lead that was closer than it should’ve been after a...
Jan 13, 2021
Bucks vs. Pistons Preview: Bucks Look to Continue Dominance Against Pistons

Bucks vs. Pistons Preview: Bucks Look to Continue Dominance Against Pistons

Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports Familiar foes clash again. Didn’t the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons play twice last week? Yes, they did. Luckily for us, we are treated to more DETROIT PISTONS BASKETBALL, baby! Where We’re At The Bucks have now won five of their last six games and hold the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Yep, they are one Jayson Tatum prayer away from being in first place. Milwaukee routed the Orlando Magic 121-99 on Monday night. The game was close until the Bucks were able to pull away late in the third and early in the fourth by...
Jan 12, 2021
Report: NBA To Impose Stricter Safety Protocols, Bucks Cancel Practice

Report: NBA To Impose Stricter Safety Protocols, Bucks Cancel Practice

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via What are we even doing here? A few months ago, the NBA pulled off the impossible by resuming the regular season and holding the playoffs to completion, in a bubble in Orlando at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 still out of control (and perhaps worse than ever), the NBA decided to forge ahead and start the 2020-21 season in December, albeit with advanced health and safety protocols to hopefully keep players, coaches, and team staffers on the safe side. It appears that things are getting out of hand, as multiple games...