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Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Big double-double against Magic
Antetokounmpo scored 25 points (10-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals in 32 minutes during Saturday's 118-108 win over the Magic.
The double-double was his 31st of the season, putting him fifth in the NBA in that category. Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have now moved a half-game ahead of the Raptors with the best record in the league, and while he's had a huge beginning to the campaign, his second half could be even bigger -- the 24-year-old is shooting a semi-respectable 30.8 percent (8-for-26) from three-point range over the last 11 games, more than 10 points better than his mark on the season.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Eric Bledsoe: Sets new season scoring high
Bledsoe scored a season-high 30 points (12-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding seven rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes during Saturday's 118-108 win over the Magic.
The 28-year-old guard led all scorers on the night while draining multiple three-pointers for the fifth straight game. Bledsoe is off to a solid start to 2019, averaging 16.7 points, 5.6 assists, 4.7 boards, 1.9 steals and 1.2 threes over the last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo: Cleared to play Saturday
DiVincenzo (heel) has been cleared to play Saturday against the Magic, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
DiVincenzo hasn't seen the court since Jan. 1 as a result of a heel injury, but he seems to have shaken it off and will be available if needed Saturday. That said, he's seen his role reduced since the Bucks brought in George Hill via trade.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo: Questionable Saturday
DiVincenzo (heel) is questionable Saturday against the Magic.
The rookie continues to be bothered by left bilateral heel bursitis, and he may not be able to take the court Saturday. That said, his minutes had previously begun to fall off after the acquisition of George Hill, so DiVincenzo's absence wouldn't affect the Bucks' situation much.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Tony Snell: Not on report
Snell is not listed on the Bucks' injury report ahead of Saturday's game against Orlando.
Snell picked up a thumb injury in Wednesday's win over Memphis, but with two days off, he's apparently moved past the ailment and will be good to go Saturday. Snell's minutes have fluctuated on a night-to-night basis, but he typically settles in in the 17-to-21 range.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Pat Connaughton: Logs second-most minutes of January
Connaughton tallied three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three boards and two assists across 12 minutes Wednesday in the Bucks' 111-101 win over the Grizzlies.
With the Bucks blowing the game open in the third quarter, coach Mike Budenholzer was able to empty the bench, allowing Connaughton to earn double-digit minutes for the second straight contest. Tony Snell (thumb) was also forced to exit in the first half due to injury, so if he's unable to play in the Bucks' next game Saturday in Orlando, Connaughton and Sterling Brown could retain a spot on the second unit.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Tony Snell: Exits with thumb injury
Snell was limited to five minutes in Wednesday's 111-101 win over the Grizzlies after exiting in the first half with a right thumb injury, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. He was charged with one foul and accrued no other statistics during his time on the court.
Snell downplayed the injury when discussing the matter with Velazquez after the contest, insisting that he would be available for the Bucks' next contest Saturday against the Magic. Sterling Brown (28 minutes) and Pat Connaughton (12 minutes) both saw elevated run with Snell departing early and would likely serve as the top wings off the bench if Snell is unable to play Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Sterling Brown: Making impact off bench
Brown tallied 11 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 28 minutes Wednesday in the Bucks' 111-101 victory over the Grizzlies.
Brown's performance was sullied to some extent by a season-high five turnovers but it was otherwise another strong all-around outing for the second-year player. With averages of 8.6 points (on 54 percent shooting from the floor), 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 three-pointers and 0.8 steals in 19.6 minutes per game over eight appearances in January, Brown has seemingly emerged as coach Mike Budenholzer's top wing off the bench. Brown has received more minutes than both Tony Snell and Pat Connaughton in all but one of the past five contests.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' George Hill: Plays through rib issue
Hill (ribs) contributed nine points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 15 minutes Wednesday in the Bucks' 111-101 victory over the Grizzlies.
Hill was listed as probable with the rib injury heading into the contest, but as expected, it didn't prevent him from suiting up. He filled his familiar role as the top backup to Eric Bledsoe and drilled one of the Bucks' 12 three-pointers on the evening.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' D.J. Wilson: Career night in win
Wilson scored a career-high 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt) while adding two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 23 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 111-101 win over the Grizzlies.
The second-year forward led the Bucks second unit in scoring, posting double-digit points for only the second time this season. Wilson is starting to make an impact defensively, picking up five blocks in the last three games, but he doesn't yet have a consistent enough role in the frontcourt rotation to be a reliable fantasy asset.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Leads way with double-double
Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 27 points (10-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in only 22 minutes during Wednesday's 111-101 win over the Grizzlies.
Playing on the second night of a back-to-back and dealing with some early foul trouble limited his court time, but Antetokounmpo still posted strong numbers, recording his 30th double-double of the season and scoring 25 or more points for the fifth time in his last six games.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' George Hill: Listed as probable
Hill (ribs) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.
Hill is battling bruised ribs, but the ailment doesn't look to be anything serious, and it would be a surprise if he's ultimately held out.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Christian Wood: Reports to G League
The Bucks assigned Wood to the G League's Wisconsin Herd on Wednesday.
Wood was a healthy inactive in the Bucks' 124-86 win over the Heat on Tuesday and hasn't logged any NBA action since Dec. 5. He'll thus head back to the G League to receive some meaningful run. During his 13 games with the Herd this season, Wood has performed at an elite level with averages of 27.7 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.3 assists per contest.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo: Slated for G League action
The Bucks assigned DiVincenzo to the G League's Wisconsin Herd on Wednesday.
Though he was listed as probable Tuesday ahead of the Bucks' 124-86 win over the Heat, DiVincenzo was ultimately included among the Milwaukee's inactives. At this point, it doesn't appear the sore right heel is plaguing DiVincenzo, who simply isn't a fixture in coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation. DiVincenzo, who has appeared in just one of the Bucks' 10 games since Christmas Day, will suit up for the Herd in their game Wednesday against the Erie BayHawks and will likely play substantial minutes.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Eric Bledsoe: Leads team in rout of Heat
Bledsoe scored a team-high 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in only 22 minutes during Tuesday's 124-86 win over the Heat.
Seven different Bucks players, including all five starters, scored in double digits in the rout, with Bledsoe leading the balanced attack, and it was a sign of how little pressure the Heat defense was able to apply that the point guard recorded zero fouls or turnovers on the evening. Thanks to the extra rest he was able to get in this one, look for Bledsoe to handle a heavier workload, and perhaps post even better numbers, in Wednesday's road matchup against the Grizzlies.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Collects fourth triple-double
Antetokounmpo scored 12 points (4-9 FG, 4-8 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 124-86 win over the Heat.
For once, the Bucks didn't need Giannis to carry the offense -- seven different Milwaukee players scored in double digits in this one versus only two Miami players -- but he still stayed productive in other ways, recording his fourth triple-double of the season despite getting some extra rest. Look for Antetokounmpo to come out firing in Wednesday's road clash with the Grizzlies.... See More ... See Less