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MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks had been shading Kawhi Leonard for days, taking away the largest, strongest and most decisive right hand in basketball. But with his Toronto Raptors trailing by a bucket inside of nine minutes remaining in Thursday's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals that were knotted at 2-2, Leonard got …
Green Bay Packers lineman David Bakhtiari was back to his beer-chugging ways courtside at the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA playoff game on Thursday night -- and this time he got a pair of local MVPs to join in.Neither Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers nor Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich could down a beer quite as quickly …
7:28 PM ETTim BontempsESPN The three finalists for the NBA MVP award -- Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul George -- led the balloting for the All-NBA teams, announced by the league Thursday afternoon.Milwaukee's Antetokounmpo and Oklahoma City's George were named to the two forward spots on the first team; Stephen Curry of Golden …
Kevin Durant is unlikely to play at the start of the NBA Finals as he continues his recovery from a strained right calf, the Golden State Warriors announced Thursday.In a release, the Warriors said Durant still has not been cleared for on-court activities but added there is still hope he plays at some point …
Drake clearly has been enjoying Giannis Antetokounmpo's struggles during the Eastern Conference finals, but the superstar rapper's antics are rubbing some people the wrong way.A day after the Raptors beat the Bucks to tie the series at 2-2 -- a game in which Drake, sitting in his usual courtside seat in Toronto, was seen …
12:32 AM ETTim BontempsESPN THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS are on the clock.While things seem great in Milwaukee at the moment, greatness is fragile. Yes, the Bucks posted the best record in the NBA this season, are set to play a pivotal Game 5 in the Eastern Conference finals tonight, and have a young team that …
9:24 PM ETESPN News Services FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.The Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart and the Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday.Gobert finished with 97 first-team …