Williams has 27, Celtics make 22 3s in Game 7 rout of Bucks
Grant Williams scored a career-high 27 points and hit seven 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum added 23 and the Boston Celtics set a Game 7 record with 22 3-pointers to eliminate the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks 109-81 on Sunday in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead
Bobby Portis made a putback off Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw with 15 seconds left, Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart on Boston’s final two possessions and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
Bucks edge Celtics 103-101 after frantic final second
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points and made the go-ahead basket with 44.3 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood a frantic flurry of shots in the final seconds to beat the Boston Celtics 103-101 on Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Giannis becomes Bucks' scoring leader in OT win over Nets
Giannis Antetokounmpo passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become Milwaukee’s career scoring leader on a 3-pointer that forced overtime, and then made two free throws in the final seconds to give the Bucks a 120-119 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.
Khris Middleton scores 44 points, Bucks rally to beat Suns
Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday made sure the Milwaukee Bucks withstood Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foul trouble and got through arguably the toughest three-game stretch of their schedule unscathed. Middleton scored a season-high 44 points, Holiday had 24 and the Bucks rallied to beat the short-handed Phoenix Suns 132-122 on Sunday for their fourth consecutive victory. Holiday scored 17 points and Middleton had 16 in the fourth quarter to help the Bucks outscore the Suns 12-1 over the last three minutes.news.yahoo.com
Pistons struggle to get over hump after slow start, fall 114-93 to Bucks
The Detroit Pistons came within striking distance of the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night but couldn’t quite get over the hump. On Wednesday, though, the Bucks (11-8) maintained control from start to finish, outscoring the Pistons in all four quarters. The Bucks got into a groove early by getting out a 14-0 run before the Pistons even got on the board. With Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way with 33 points, the Bucks did not let the Pistons get into a rhythm long enough to take the lead. With Saben Lee, Frank Jackson, Hamidou Diallo and Trey Lyles in along with Jerami Grant, the Pistons systematically carved into the Bucks’ 15-point lead.mlive.com
USA Basketball tops France, secure fourth-straight gold medal
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The summer started with two exhibition losses, the Olympics started with a loss to France, and none of that seemed to matter much at the end. Jrue Holiday now is an Olympic gold medalist, just like his wife Lauren was twice with the U.S. women’s national soccer team. JaVale McGee now has Olympic gold, just like his mother Pamela won with the U.S. women in basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. “Definitely a great summer,” Holiday said.mlive.com
Tokyo Olympics: US beats France 87-82 for men’s basketball gold
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The summer started with two exhibition losses, the Olympics started with a loss to France, and none of that seemed to matter much at the end. The mission was accomplished: Gold, again — the 16th time in 19 Olympic tries for the U.S.For some, it adds to family legacies. Jrue Holiday now is an Olympic gold medalist, just like his wife Lauren was twice with the U.S. women’s national soccer team. JaVale McGee now has Olympic gold, just like his mother Pamela won with the U.S. women in basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.mlive.com
AP Source: Pelicans, Grizzlies, agree to multi-player trade
A person familiar with the situation says the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade center Jonas Valanciunas to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for center Steven Adams, guard Eric Bledsoe and an exchange of first-round choices in this week’s draft.
Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals
PHOENIX — Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals. Holiday’s steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetounmpo for a dunk sealed a wild Game 5 and gave the Bucks a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Khris Middleton added 29 points and Holiday had 27 points and 13 assists. The Bucks shot their way out of an early 16-point hole but then won it by making a huge defensive play for the second straight game. Booker had 40 points for the Suns.mlive.com
Report: Pistons rookie Killian Hayes sustains labral tear in right hip
Minutes into the second half they lost rookie guard Killian Hayes to a hip injury. Two days later, The Athletic reported that Hayes suffered a labral tear in his hip. Hayes’ pass was picked off by Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, who knocked the ball out of his hand. Following the game Pistons, head coach Dwane Casey told reporters that they would do an MRI on Hayes’ hip. Through seven games, Hayes has averaged 4.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 21 minutes.mlive.com