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Whicker: Frank Vogel finds himself a stranger in an increasingly strange Lakers franchise

EL SEGUNDO — Allen Edwards and the other Kentucky players lived at the Wildcat Lodge. Right across the street was Memorial Coliseum, where Adolph Rupp used to coach and where Rick Pitino’s offices were, in 1996. Edwards and friends would often be going out while a group of droopy-eyed coaches was just coming in. One was Frank Vogel. “I’d say, ‘Really? You’ve been over there all this time?’ And then he and the rest of them would go back early the next morning,” said Edwards, now the coach at Wyom...
Tags: Kentucky, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Nba, Miami, Ncaa, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Cleveland, Indiana Pacers


Raptors coach Nick Nurse says Leonard tired, but "he'll be ready" for Game 4

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam carefully stepped down off the press conference podium on Monday, resting a hand on a Raptors staff member for support.Kyle Lowry spoke to reporters with his injured left hand stuffed in his blue compression oven mitt glove.Kawhi Leonard wasn't made available to the media at all.A day after they clawed out a 118-112 victory over Milwaukee in double overtime, the Toronto Raptors were feeling every one of the 58 hard-fought minutes.Asked about the health of Leonard, wh...
Tags: News, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Green, Cameroon, Cleveland, NICK, Toronto FC, Lowry, Toronto Raptors, Raptors, Kyle Lowry, Eastern Conference, Nikola Mirotic, Kawhi Leonard


In the East, It Has Been All Bucks So Far (but Not All Giannis)

Milwaukee is just two wins against the Raptors from its first N.B.A. finals appearance since 1974 behind the play of Giannis Antetokounmpo and a solid supporting cast.
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Basketball, Lowry, Pascal, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Mike, Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Leonard, Kawhi, Budenholzer, National Basketball Assn, Ilyasova, Playoff Games


The Milwaukee 'Bench Mob' is overwhelming Toronto

Slowing down Giannis Antetokounmpo is a top priority for the Raptors, but the Bucks have been so good because their reserves have played like stars.
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Nba, Raptors, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bench Mob


If you're just now seeing how strong the Bucks are, it's too late

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks know they possess the formula to create an NBA champion. The Raptors, and the rest of the basketball world, are quickly learning it too.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Raptors, Giannis Antetokounmpo


The Milwaukee 'Bench Mob' is overwhelming the Raptors

Stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo is a top priority, but the Bucks have been so good because their reserves have played like stars.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Raptors, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bench Mob


Halfway: Bucks top Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 East finals lead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to add 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in the […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Ap, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo, Ersan Ilyasova, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Bucks dominate Raptors to take 2-0 lead in East finals

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 30 points and 17 rebounds as the Bucks never trailed on their way to a 125-103 win over the Raptors in Game 2.            [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Tags: News, Raptors, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Giannis, George finalists for NBA MVP and defensive award

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA’s MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year. Reigning MVP James Harden is the other finalist for the league’s top award. The NBA announced three finalists for six individual award categories Friday, based on voting results from a […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Nba, Paul George, James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Giannis George


Who are the 2018-19 NBA MVP finalists?

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Harden of the Houston Rockets, the league’s reigning MVP, were announced as the 2018-19 NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award finalist. The finalists for the annual award are based on voting results from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. All votes were submitted at the end of the regular season. The MVP will be revealed at the 2019 NBA Awards on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m. PST on TNT. The third ann...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, TNT, Kia, Houston Rockets, Michael Malone, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers, Paul George


Not every NBA player will put body on line to take a charge

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry squarely planted his feet and braced for contact with Milwaukee Bucks athletic big man Giannis Antetokounmpo barreling down on him. Lowry, one of the best in basketball at taking a charge, absorbed the punishment and drew a foul against the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo. These days, not everybody is […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Nba, Oakland, Lowry, Milwaukee Bucks, Kyle Lowry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Calif AP


Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo admits East is 'definitely open' without LeBron James

The Bucks swept the Pistons in the first round, then defeated the Celtics before opening the conference finals with a win against Toronto.
Tags: News, Lebron James, Pistons, Celtics, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Giannis: East 'definitely open' without LeBron

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says the Eastern Conference opened up with LeBron James' move to the Lakers in the West.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Lebron James, Lakers, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Bucks seeking 2-0 lead over Raptors in East finals

When the season started, everyone knew the Eastern Conference would have a new king. LeBron James left Cleveland, having taken his talents to Los Angeles. And even Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t sure who would take his place. “I didn’t know we were going to be in the Eastern Conference finals or not,” Antetokounmpo said. […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Nba, Lebron James, Cleveland, Raptors, Eastern Conference, Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Bucks depth means I don't have to play well to win - Giannis

Giannis Antetokounmpo says it feels good that he doesn't have to play well in every game thanks to the strength of the Milwaukee Bucks squad.
Tags: News, Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Raptors top opening game of Eastern Conference final 108-100 to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — It was a pure-hustle play that was trademark Kyle Lowry. During the third quarter Wednesday night, the Toronto Raptors point guard made like a beach volleyball player, diving wildly to bat in a wayward Danny Green pass that was heading out of bounds.Playing with a sprained and taped left thumb, Lowry had one of his best post-season performances of his career — but it was all for nought in a 108-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in the opening game of the Eastern Conference final."Just ...
Tags: News, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Portland, Nba, Philadelphia, Detroit Pistons, Lowry, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Milwaukee Bucks, Raptors, Kyle Lowry, Nikola Mirotic


Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors 108-100

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night. Lopez had a dunk with 2:20 left to put the […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Ap, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Brook Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Lopez


Bucks come alive in fourth quarter to rally past Raptors in Game 1

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, and Brook Lopez had 13 of his 29 in the fourth to lead the Bucks past the Raptors 108-100 in Game 1.            [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Tags: News, Raptors, Brook Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Antetokounmpo is a 'Magic Johnson-ish kind of' player, says Robinson

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is similar to Magic Johnson, according to former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson. Antetokounmpo has a case to be the best player left in the NBA playoffs and has already left the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons in his wake, helping the Bucks win their first two playoff series in a total of nine games while averaging 27.4 points. He is leaving fans and legends alike in awe, including former Spurs star Robinson.
Tags: News, Spurs, Nba, San Antonio Spurs, Magic Johnson, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Robinson, Giannis Antetokounmpo, David Robinson Antetokounmpo


Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee’s Refugee Population

24-year-old NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the Milwaukee Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals this year, but as a child in Greece, he lived the life of a stateless undocumented immigrant. Until recently, even the children of African immigrants who were born here found it difficult to secure legal residency, let alone citizenship. Their stateless status denied them national health care, Civil Service jobs and access to sports leagues. Antetokounmpo only gained Greek citizenship si...
Tags: New York, Greece, Milwaukee, Nigeria, Civil Service, Syria, Nba, Myanmar, Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kottke, Aurora, Antetokounmpo, Giannis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kasim, Nikos Odubitan


Lowe: All the surprising ways Giannis and Kawhi define the East finals

Will the Klaw guard Giannis Antetokounmpo? Can the Bucks slow down Kawhi Leonard?
Tags: Sport, Nba, Lowe, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi, Klaw


2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Predictions

With the Western Conference Finals underway, it’s time to turn our attention to the Eastern Conference Finals. On Tuesday, Golden State dominated Portland in Game 1. Also, on Tuesday night, the New Orleans Pelicans earned the #1 draft pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Now onto the Eastern Conference Finals where the Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Toronto Raptors. Milwaukee took care of the Celtics in five games. The Bucks won four consecutive games after Boston took Game 1 in Milwaukee. Toront...
Tags: Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Bud, Basketball, Portland, Nba, Jazz, New Orleans Pelicans, Lowry, Milwaukee Bucks, Mvp, Raptors, Khris Middleton, Celtics, Golden State


Giannis: Raptors not like C's; Game 1 a must-win

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said his team was "fine" after going down 1-0 to the Celtics, but it is far more critical to win Game 1 against the Raptors.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Celtics, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks on Boston one more time with Game 1 comment

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks ended the Boston Celtics' season in embarrassing fashion with a 4-1 series win in the second round. But the Greek Freak was not done dunking on the Celtics, saying this on Tuesday in advance of Milwaukee's conference finals matchup against the Toronto Raptors. Sheesh.
Tags: News, Boston, Milwaukee, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Celtics, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Milwaukee Greeks rally behind Bucks' Antetokounmpo

The Bucks’ NBA playoff run has Milwaukee buzzing with anticipation that the team could win its first title since 1971. Particularly interested is the Greek community, which has rallied around star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was born in Greece. (May 13)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Greece, Milwaukee, Ap, Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Greeks, Bucks NBA


Raptors star Kawhi Leonard ready for Milwaukee Bucks challenge in conference finals

Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard faced questions from the media on Tuesday as his team got ready to take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA's eastern conference finals on Wednesday.
Tags: News, Nba, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo fires shot at Celtics while praising Raptors

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo fires shot at Celtics while praising Raptors originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the Boston Celtics in his team's second-round NBA playoff series, and he's not done landing jabs on the historic franchise. Antetokounmpo took a shot at the Celtics on Tuesday when discussing the Bucks' upcoming Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics, you might remember, earne...
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Nba, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Celtics, Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo


Milwaukee Greeks rally behind Bucks' Antetokounmpo

The Bucks' NBA playoff run has Milwaukee buzzing with anticipation that the team could win its first title since 1971. Particularly interested is the Greek community, which has rallied around star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was born in Greece. (May 13)
Tags: News, Greece, Milwaukee, Basketball, Nba, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Greeks


Bucks vs. Raptors: Who has the edge in East finals?

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the Eastern Conference finals between the Bucks and Raptors and the matchup of stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard.
Tags: Usa, News, Sports, Raptors, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jeff Zillgitt


Milwaukee Greeks rally behind Bucks' Antetokounmpo

The Bucks' NBA playoff run has Milwaukee buzzing with anticipation that the team could win its first title since 1971. Particularly interested is the Greek community, which has rallied around star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was born in Greece. (May 13)
Tags: News, Greece, Milwaukee, Basketball, Nba, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Greeks